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  • darkmajik365 takes on the cowboys challenge

    Hi guys,
    I will be taking on the cowboys challenge this month playing 100 games of 25c 45mans. Good luck to everyone else who is taking the challenge. I will update my results for every 10 tournaments i play. Here are my results so far:

    Starting bankroll: 25 x $0.25 =$6.25
    Nov 1 …. #463177813 …. -$0.25 …. $6.00 …. 21/45
    Nov 1 …. #463182155 …. -$0.25 …. $5.75 …. 8/45
    Nov 1 …. #463211412 …. -$0.25 …. $5.50 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $7.20
    Nov 1 …. #463212541 …. -$0.25 …. $6.95 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $8.65
    Nov 1 …. #463213780 …. -$0.25 …. $8.40 …. 18/45
    Nov 2 …. #463452801 …. -$0.25 …. $8.15 …. 26/45
    Nov 2 …. #463483993 …. -$0.25 …. $7.90 …. 28/45
    Nov 2 …. #463484712 …. -$0.25 …. $7.65 …. 7/45 …. +$0.36 …. $8.01
    Nov 2 …. #463487356 …. -$0.25 …. $7.76 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $9.46
    Nov 2 …. #463593384 …. -$0.25 …. $9.21 …. 6/45 …. +$0.62 …. $9.83
    Last edited by darkmajik365; Mon Nov 07, 2011, 04:21 AM.

  • #2
    Nice start. Good luck.umbup:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Moxie Pip View Post
      Nice start. Good luck.umbup:
      Thanks will try my best

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      • #4
        Wow, nice goin! umbup:

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        • #5
          Time for an update on my cowboys challenge after finishing another 10 tourneys, i think i will post all 20 together and continue to do that so it is easier to follow rather than editing my original message.

          20 tournaments into the challenge:

          Starting bankroll: 25 x $0.25 =$6.25
          1. Nov 1 …. #463177813 …. -$0.25 …. $6.00 …. 21/45
          2. Nov 1 …. #463182155 …. -$0.25 …. $5.75 …. 8/45
          3. Nov 1 …. #463211412 …. -$0.25 …. $5.50 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $7.20
          4. Nov 1 …. #463212541 …. -$0.25 …. $6.95 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $8.65
          5. Nov 1 …. #463213780 …. -$0.25 …. $8.40 …. 18/45
          6. Nov 2 …. #463452801 …. -$0.25 …. $8.15 …. 26/45
          7. Nov 2 …. #463483993 …. -$0.25 …. $7.90 …. 28/45
          8. Nov 2 …. #463484712 …. -$0.25 …. $7.65 …. 7/45 …. +$0.36 …. $8.01
          9. Nov 2 …. #463487356 …. -$0.25 …. $7.76 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $9.46
          10. Nov 2 …. #463593384 …. -$0.25 …. $9.21 …. 6/45 …. +$0.62 …. $9.83
          11. Nov 3 …. #463907083 …. -$0.25 …. $9.58 …. 5/45 …. +$0.93 …. $10.51
          12. Nov 3 …. #463908604 …. -$0.25 …. $10.26 …. 15/45
          13. Nov 3 …. #464062847 …. -$0.25 …. $10.01 …. 5/45 …. +$0.93 …. $10.94
          14. Nov 3 …. #464064689 …. -$0.25 …. $10.69 …. 14/45
          15. Nov 4 …. #464392533 …. -$0.25 …. $10.44 …. 21/45
          16. Nov 4 …. #464394515 …. -$0.25 …. $10.19 …. 28/45
          17. Nov 4 …. #464410349 …. -$0.25 …. $9.94 …. 38/45
          18. Nov 4 …. #464418674 …. -$0.25 …. $9.69 …. 2/45 …. +$2.22 …. $11.91
          19. Nov 4 …. #464420070 …. -$0.25 …. $11.66 …. 12/45
          20. Nov 4 …. #464519254 …. -$0.25 …. $11.41 …. 20/45

          20 games in and i am happy with my current progress. I think for the large part i have been making sound decisions and playing well, the odd mistake here and there but who doesn't so i wont get to down on myself so long as i believe i am improving. I feel disappointed that i have been unable to win a tourney yet although i have run deep into the final 3 and taking a second place on a few occasions. In all of these deep runs i have got my stack in as a favorite (this is not to complain about bad beats everyone gets them) so i suppose if i continue on this path a victory is just around the corner.

          Strategically these games have many soft players and i find playing a very tight tag style is the best way to progress in these stakes. If you can get a hand early it helps but playing tight in order to preserve your stack to leverage fold equity and maximize winnings from your premium hands is imperative for when the blinds increase. IMO stealing is often pointless until the blinds reach the 50/100 75/150 levels as the chips in the earlier levels are not big enough to warrant risking chips to win. You can go a long time without getting a hand in these tourneys and so saving your chips to jam on steals at higher blind levels is extremely important in the middle to late stages in order to survive until a profitable situation to get all in as a favorite arises.

          I will continue to play out the challenge and would like to thank everyone who takes an interest and the time to read and comment on it.
          darkmajik365

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          • #6
            so i must tighten up and try to avoid darkmajic.

            Seriously though well done so far.

            Grade b
            I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

            13 Time Bracelet Winner


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            • #7
              Originally posted by Grade b View Post
              so i must tighten up and try to avoid darkmajic.

              Seriously though well done so far.

              Grade b
              Thank you grade
              great to see you at the tables the other day and i hope your challenge is going well

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              • #8
                Originally posted by darkmajik365 View Post
                Time for an update on my cowboys challenge after finishing another 10 tourneys, i think i will post all 20 together and continue to do that so it is easier to follow rather than editing my original message. 20 tournaments into the challenge: Starting bankroll: 25 x $0.25 =$6.25 1. Nov 1 …. #463177813 …. -$0.25 …. $6.00 …. 21/45 2. Nov 1 …. #463182155 …. -$0.25 …. $5.75 …. 8/45 3. Nov 1 …. #463211412 …. -$0.25 …. $5.50 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $7.20 4. Nov 1 …. #463212541 …. -$0.25 …. $6.95 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $8.65 5. Nov 1 …. #463213780 …. -$0.25 …. $8.40 …. 18/45 6. Nov 2 …. #463452801 …. -$0.25 …. $8.15 …. 26/45 7. Nov 2 …. #463483993 …. -$0.25 …. $7.90 …. 28/45 8. Nov 2 …. #463484712 …. -$0.25 …. $7.65 …. 7/45 …. +$0.36 …. $8.01 9. Nov 2 …. #463487356 …. -$0.25 …. $7.76 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $9.46 10. Nov 2 …. #463593384 …. -$0.25 …. $9.21 …. 6/45 …. +$0.62 …. $9.83 11. Nov 3 …. #463907083 …. -$0.25 …. $9.58 …. 5/45 …. +$0.93 …. $10.51 12. Nov 3 …. #463908604 …. -$0.25 …. $10.26 …. 15/45 13. Nov 3 …. #464062847 …. -$0.25 …. $10.01 …. 5/45 …. +$0.93 …. $10.94 14. Nov 3 …. #464064689 …. -$0.25 …. $10.69 …. 14/45 15. Nov 4 …. #464392533 …. -$0.25 …. $10.44 …. 21/45 16. Nov 4 …. #464394515 …. -$0.25 …. $10.19 …. 28/45 17. Nov 4 …. #464410349 …. -$0.25 …. $9.94 …. 38/45 18. Nov 4 …. #464418674 …. -$0.25 …. $9.69 …. 2/45 …. +$2.22 …. $11.91 19. Nov 4 …. #464420070 …. -$0.25 …. $11.66 …. 12/45 20. Nov 4 …. #464519254 …. -$0.25 …. $11.41 …. 20/45 20 games in and i am happy with my current progress. I think for the large part i have been making sound decisions and playing well, the odd mistake here and there but who doesn't so i wont get to down on myself so long as i believe i am improving. I feel disappointed that i have been unable to win a tourney yet although i have run deep into the final 3 and taking a second place on a few occasions. In all of these deep runs i have got my stack in as a favorite (this is not to complain about bad beats everyone gets them) so i suppose if i continue on this path a victory is just around the corner. Strategically these games have many soft players and i find playing a very tight tag style is the best way to progress in these stakes. If you can get a hand early it helps but playing tight in order to preserve your stack to leverage fold equity and maximize winnings from your premium hands is imperative for when the blinds increase. IMO stealing is often pointless until the blinds reach the 50/100 75/150 levels as the chips in the earlier levels are not big enough to warrant risking chips to win. You can go a long time without getting a hand in these tourneys and so saving your chips to jam on steals at higher blind levels is extremely important in the middle to late stages in order to survive until a profitable situation to get all in as a favorite arises. I will continue to play out the challenge and would like to thank everyone who takes an interest and the time to read and comment on it. darkmajik365
                majik what you said in your paragraph about strategy in these...if you stick to that you will kill them. umbup:

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                • #9
                  Wow nice results so far! Keep it going!

                  Gidee Up!

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                  • #10
                    games Nice job,But can I ask you what you normaly play,sittango,s or mtt? My self are now playing 100 games $1,50 18pl turbo good luckumbup:

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                    • #11
                      Brilliant start to the challenge! That's a great return for just 20 games in. Keep it going. umbup:

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by robinxt View Post
                        Nice job,But can I ask you what you normaly play,sittango,s or mtt? My self are now playing 100 games $1,50 18pl turbo good luckumbup:
                        Hi robinxt, since joining pokerstars and pso i have played a variety of games at different buy ins. I have played a few micro mtt's (such as big $2.20) but mainly 6max 2nl and full ring cash games (attempting xflixxs challenge i may start a blog soon for that) and 90 man 25c 50c turbos and 1.50 sit and go's. I have also played many 9man 1.50 turbo sit and go's aswell and a bit of plo 6max at 1c 2c blind levels. I hope this answers your question i have played other formats as well but not significant amounts.

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                        • #13
                          Ten more down,here are my 30 games played so far:

                          1. Nov 1 …. #463177813 …. -$0.25 …. $6.00 …. 21/45
                          2. Nov 1 …. #463182155 …. -$0.25 …. $5.75 …. 8/45
                          3. Nov 1 …. #463211412 …. -$0.25 …. $5.50 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $7.20
                          4. Nov 1 …. #463212541 …. -$0.25 …. $6.95 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $8.65
                          5. Nov 1 …. #463213780 …. -$0.25 …. $8.40 …. 18/45
                          6. Nov 2 …. #463452801 …. -$0.25 …. $8.15 …. 26/45
                          7. Nov 2 …. #463483993 …. -$0.25 …. $7.90 …. 28/45
                          8. Nov 2 …. #463484712 …. -$0.25 …. $7.65 …. 7/45 …. +$0.36 …. $8.01
                          9. Nov 2 …. #463487356 …. -$0.25 …. $7.76 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $9.46
                          10. Nov 2 …. #463593384 …. -$0.25 …. $9.21 …. 6/45 …. +$0.62 …. $9.83
                          11. Nov 3 …. #463907083 …. -$0.25 …. $9.58 …. 5/45 …. +$0.93 …. $10.51
                          12. Nov 3 …. #463908604 …. -$0.25 …. $10.26 …. 15/45
                          13. Nov 3 …. #464062847 …. -$0.25 …. $10.01 …. 5/45 …. +$0.93 …. $10.94
                          14. Nov 3 …. #464064689 …. -$0.25 …. $10.69 …. 14/45
                          15. Nov 4 …. #464392533 …. -$0.25 …. $10.44 …. 21/45
                          16. Nov 4 …. #464394515 …. -$0.25 …. $10.19 …. 28/45
                          17. Nov 4 …. #464410349 …. -$0.25 …. $9.94 …. 38/45
                          18. Nov 4 …. #464418674 …. -$0.25 …. $9.69 …. 2/45 …. +$2.22 …. $11.91
                          19. Nov 4 …. #464420070 …. -$0.25 …. $11.66 …. 12/45
                          20. Nov 4 …. #464519254 …. -$0.25 …. $11.41 …. 20/45
                          21. Nov 4 …. #464525153 …. -$0.25 …. $11.16 …. 7/45 …. +$0.36 …. $11.52
                          22. Nov 6 …. #465351610 …. -$0.25 …. $11.27 …. 4/45 …. +$1.29 …. $12.56
                          23. Nov 6 …. #465354999 …. -$0.25 …. $12.31 …. 5/45 …. +$0.93 …. $13.24
                          24. Nov 6 …. #465460767 …. -$0.25 …. $12.99 …. 2/45 …. +$2.22 …. $15.21
                          25. Nov 7 …. #465855656 …. -$0.25 …. $14.96 …. 6/45 …. +$0.62 …. $15.58
                          26. Nov 7 …. #465859356 …. -$0.25 …. $15.33 …. 6/45 …. +$0.62 …. $15.95
                          27. Nov 8 …. #466247950 …. -$0.25 …. $15.70 …. 3/45 …. +$1.70 …. $17.40
                          28. Nov 8 …. #466250348 …. -$0.25 …. $17.15 …. 24/45
                          29. Nov 8 …. #466254472 …. -$0.25 …. $16.90 …. 14/45
                          30. Nov 8 …. #466321833 …. -$0.25 …. $16.65 …. 12/45

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                          • #14
                            When does your training videos start

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                            • #15
                              Kicking ass and taking names


                              Good job.


                              Grade b
                              I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

                              13 Time Bracelet Winner


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