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  • Weasel's "Mad as a March Hare" $10 Challenge

    I am doing this as I want to continue the discipline of trying to control my B.R., BUT with my own rules. I know that they do not make sound Bankroll Management, but here goes. Publishing this will be part of the discipline...

    My Starting Bankroll is $10.00 All games that I play from now on are my Challenge. No exceptions, until I announce the end of the Challenge.

    I can play ANY GAME up to $1.50, at ANY time. I will change the levels IF I can reach $20. Not sure of what level I will change it to yet, but I may stay on this level until I can prove/justify moving up...if I get that far! I will make it up as I go along

    Yes, very loose rules!

    I plan initially to do some micro Tourneys, 45 seat SNG, 9 Seat SNG, and anything that takes my fancy really. I plan to start off doing 45 seat 25c games.....

  • #2
    Though I'm not now a cheque player, I was before Black Friday. Some suggestions for what it might be worth.



    1 ---- Find one game you enjoy and stick with it. (Holdem, Omaha, Omaha H/L)

    2 ---- Select your comfort zone. This is the type of game. (MTT, STT, DON, or rings)

    3 ---- Since you intend trying different prices, suggest a minimum of four games to test the results. Considering your bankroll, you might reconsider that $1.50 game until late in the challenge when you have a better feel for the game.

    4 ---- Once the first three fall in place, play to grow at a reasonable pace. A $1.50 game might offer a huge return in relation to your bankroll, but it limits other options by taking such a huge bite out of your initial stake.


    Either way, best of luck and keep us informed how it goes.

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    • #3
      yes, I will do Holdem.

      ..but I like both STT and MTT.

      If I have a good run on the lesser buy-in, say 25c MTT,it gives me the flexibility to take a shot out of my winnings, to do a $1.50 STT. That was the reason behind it. A good start tho'..


      499422041 0.10 274/360 0.00 9.90
      499425736 0.10 111/360 0.00 9.80
      499444706 0.25 2/45 2.22 11.70

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      • #4
        Hey Weasel thats great that more people are creating challenges. They offer some fun, some competition and some one up man ship and since we are all competitors this is a good thing.

        Giddy Up!

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        • #5
          thanks Chris....as you probably realise, this is my own thing, rather like just playing, but putting your results on t'internet. I don't expect anyone to do this challenge, apart from me of course, but anyone is welcome!

          Anyway..my first cash in a tourney..........Yes!! a big 14c !! so what? it's a profit of 4c. yey!

          499505021 0.25 29/45 0.00 11.52
          496918909 0.10 513/4343 0.14 11.56
          Last edited by WeaselBasher; Fri Jan 13, 2012, 10:13 PM.

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          • #6
            I feel a lot of nostalgia when I read your posts, Weasel...I was in your same spot a couple of years ago. I made a pact to never deposit, so I had no choice except to slowly grind up my BR. The good news is, you CAN do this, it just takes patience and good BR management. Play as many Astronomer freerolls as you can, hit all the .10 and .25 tourneys with money added, and above all, follow good BR practices. Those .10 360 man tourneys are brutal, but you can beat them with solid ABC poker. You seem to be on the right track, and I wish you nothing but luck (and good decisions, those are actually more important than luck). umbup:umbup:
            Bracelet Winner


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            • #7
              Can anyone explain what an Astronomer freeroll is...? I have seen them mentioned, but can't find any.

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              • #8
                These games are on the tourney, freeroll tab. You'll see games listed, such as Hubble. They offer a ticket to the Weekly Round Two, which offers a cash prize. Each of these games is for a specific game:

                Hubble = NLHE
                Galileo = NL Omaha H/L
                Newton = NL 5-Card Draw

                You have to be fast as these freerolls fill fast. You'll be playing against a large field for a ticket. The number of tickets awarded is dependent on the game played.

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                • #9
                  thanks CD!umbup: I'll give them a go.

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                  • #10
                    499940823 0.25 3/45 1.70 13.01
                    499969650 0.10 166/360 0.00 12.91
                    499979031 0.25 40/45 0.00 12.66
                    499986869 1.50 3/9 2.48 13.64
                    500016942 0.25 42/45 0.00 13.39
                    500043982 0.02 254/990 0.00 13.37
                    500069979 0.25 5/45 0.93 14.05

                    going well so far...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cairn Destop View Post
                      These games are on the tourney, freeroll tab. You'll see games listed, such as Hubble. They offer a ticket to the Weekly Round Two, which offers a cash prize. Each of these games is for a specific game:

                      Hubble = NLHE
                      Galileo = NL Omaha H/L
                      Newton = NL 5-Card Draw

                      You have to be fast as these freerolls fill fast. You'll be playing against a large field for a ticket. The number of tickets awarded is dependent on the game played.
                      Here's a link with Weekly Round 2 info.

                      http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/tournaments/weekly/

                      FL holdem, NL 2-7, stud, stud h/l, 8-game, horse, badugi, razz, PL Omaha, Limit Omaha h/l are the other freeroll games.

                      It usually takes at least 5 hours to get a round 2 ticket in these freerolls, so plan accordingly and good luck.

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                      • #12
                        annie thank you...the time-scale is very useful xumbup:

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                        • #13
                          Weasel another option for you are the FPP tourneys. These aren't a great use of ones FPP's once you have a solid BR in my opinion as I think FPP's can be better used for satellites at that point. BUT when one is trying to grind up a starter roll they can be helpful indeed if you spike a decent cash. There are the 10 FPP tourney with a $500 prize pool,the 20 FPP with a $1000 dollar prize pool and a weekly 50 FPP with a $2000 prize pool.There is also a weekly 50 FPP FLHE event with a $1000 prize pool. The 10 and 20 ones are Turbo structures and both tournies routinely get 5000+ runners and you will have to crack the top 100 just to win a dollar more often than not. But if you pop a deep finish you can net a nice payday and FPP's are yours to use at your discretion anyway. Check your cashiers box to see how many you have and keep in mind that once you "spend" any FPP's they are gone forever. But you can always add more as you earn them whilst earning your VPP's. If you want to take a look at the structure and see if they mat be a good fit for you they're under the VIP section of the Tourney tab. Just filter for Bronze Star. Good luck and keep bashing. umbup:

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                          • #14
                            Hey WeaselBasher - have fun with this.

                            Always good to set yourself a challenge and publish it to the masses - it gives you focus.

                            Keep good BR management and you will be fine.

                            Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
                            4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                            • #15
                              thanks Ed, yes I will try within reason to keep my BR under check.

                              I have so far "had shots" on a Sat to the Big 3.30 (no good), and a couple of tourneys...oh and a 9 seat SNG. If I do these "shots" when I am ahead, as long as my eggs are not all in the same basket, I'm happy. ..and you never know, Lady Luck may help me!

                              Just entered a 0.10 tourney starting soon. I want more experience doing these...and then do some studying.

                              If you haven't got the Harrington book, The End Game, I would buy it!

                              linky...http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harrington-H...6617384&sr=8-2

                              If you click on the book, it gives you snippets of the book
                              Last edited by WeaselBasher; Sun Jan 15, 2012, 11:02 AM.

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