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  • Ed's 1,000 FPP & Freerolls Bankroll Rebuild Challenge

    Here's my current funding situation at PokerStars...



    I have ZERO real money on PokerStars cashier today, but I do have 1,000FPPs, and there are always the Freerolls and PSO Skill Leagues. So I am in a better position than when I first joined PS/PSO - plus I hope my game has improved since then.

    1,000 FPPs can be used by a bronze star player to buy $10 cash from the VIP Club store.

    (or I could go for the silver coloured handbag hook for just 875FPPs...)

    I am also only 37VPPs short of my next Stellar Reward - so close to another $10 more there.

    Essentially I have a nominal bankroll of $20 - but to be comfortable at my usual level of $1.50 STTs, up to $1.00 satellites to the Hot/Big daily tourneys, $1.10-$3.30MTTS, 2NL cash tables and to allow the occasional shot at $5.50 / $8.80 / $11.00 MTTs I want to build a roll of around $100.

    I could redeposit, and will do if I feel there is a valuable new promotion I would otherwise miss, but for now I want to see if I can build from scratch.

    STAGE 1

    Stage 1 will be to use up those 1,000 FPPs playing tourneys and satellites to make cash and T-money - the only real target being to get more value from playing them than the $10 I could cash them in for right now.

    I will also be playing freerolls - but no cash buy in games until I have at least $10 in the bank. Then I will set my parameters for building that cash into a reasonable bankroll.

    I will try to track my progress here - I won't be playing too much in the rest of July or August, but will be looking to get a lot of play at the tables over the October-March period.

    STAGE 1 COMPLETED 24/07/2012

    I made over $10, which was the initial target, from 180 FPPs - so the current situation heading into stage 2 is.

    FPPs remaining 820.07

    Cash $3.10

    T-Money $13.22

    Total Funds $16.32


    STAGE 2

    The next target is $25.00 total funds.

    I will continue to play FPP buy in games and Freerolls. The real money cash element will be used at 2NL Full Ring (regular or ZOOM) taking a shortish stack of 50BB or $1 to the table. This will help me earn the 37 VPPs I need to release the next $10 Stellar Reward

    I will limit myself to $0.10 MTTs and $0.10 360 player turbo sitngos using the T-money until the target is reached.

    If my total funds drop below $10.00 I will restrict myself to FPP tourneys and Freerolls until the $10.00 are back in the cashier.

    STAGE 2 COMPLETED 08/08/2012

    TOTAL FUNDS $26.03 split fairly evenly between real cash and T-Money.

    FPPs Remaining 499.49

    I still need 28 more VPPs to release the $10 Stellar reward I could really use for a further bankroll boost, so I will try to play a bit more cash Full Ring to try to release this in August. I will now be able to take a more standard 100BB stack of $2 to the 2NL tables.

    I have only used half of my 1,000 FPPs so plenty left to continue playing

    STAGE 3 - NEXT TARGET $50.00

    Now that I have over $25.00 I will also add any cash buy in MTTs/Satellites/Sitngos up to a buy-in of $0.50. If I drop below $25.00 I will go back to the $0.10 tourneys.

    Good luck all

    Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
    Last edited by EdinFreeMan; Thu Aug 09, 2012, 10:09 AM.
    4 Time Bracelet Winner



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    2 FPP buy in tourneys/sattys played today - one success PokerStars Tournament #580201598, No Limit Hold'em Buy-In: 20 FPP 3858 players$1000.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars Total Prize Pool: $1000.00 USD Tournament started 2012/07/23 19:05:00 WET [2012/07/23 14:05:00 ET] Dear EdinFreeMan, You finished the tournament in 37th place. A USD 2.05 award has been credited to your Real Money account. The other tourney was a 2FPP+R Saturday Splash satellite - with the rebuys and add-on it cost 30FPPs. After the rebuy-period ended I took the add-on but was 73rd of 93 with only 38 paid - so really chasing. I got a chance to get my short stack in in for a big pot , but no luck. So - $2.05 in the cash pot and 950.07FPPs left to play with. Good luck all Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
    Last edited by EdinFreeMan; Mon Jul 23, 2012, 11:39 PM.
    4 Time Bracelet Winner


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    • #3
      Good Luck on your journey Ed

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      • #4
        good luck with the challenge looks very good value at 20 fpp a time. might set myself a simuler challenge when i have enough

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        • #5
          Interesting spin, Ed. I'll watch with interest, and good luck.
          'Cause I have done it before and I can do it some more I got my eye on the score'

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          • #6
            GL Ed, can probably make more by using your FPP's instead of just trading them in

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            • #7
              Good Luck Ed. I'm trying to build my bankroll from nothing as well. But I don't have the FPPs to play these tournaments But I'm grinding other ways to do it. umbup:

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              • #8
                Thanks for the support people -

                It is an exercise in BR building which is not absolutely necessary - I cashed out $200 the last couple of months which was what I had built up since I started here, a lot of it through PSO League Prizes - so I just wanted to see what it was like starting from scratch again, how quickly I could get back a decent roll - and to use the FPPs which were building up, but not to the levels I could buy a car or enter PCA with.

                Tonight has gone OK - cashed 3 of 4 - will post results next.

                Cheers & gl all

                Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
                4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                • #9
                  Played three FPP buy in MTTs and another Saturday Splash 2FPP+R Satty - the Splash satellite cost just 10FPPs as I rebought instantly, took one double rebuy and the add-on. PokerStars Tournament #589969667, No Limit Hold'emSuper Satellite Buy-In: 2 FPP 425 players Total Prize Pool: 3966 FPP Target Tournament #589955700 28 tickets to the target tournament Tournament started 2012/07/24 18:26:00 WET [2012/07/24 13:26:00 ET] Dear EdinFreeMan, You finished the tournament in 1st place. You qualified to play in Tournament #589955700 and are automatically registered for it. See Tournament #589955700 Lobby for further details. If you choose to unregister from this tournament your account will be credited with T-USD 2.22. Once again I was chasing after the add-on, I was 54th of 73 and it paid 28 - but I had better luck with my big hand at this stage than yesterday I still needed more chips but this looked like another opportunity So - nice result 10FPP into $2.22 The other tourneys were two 20FPP and one 10FPP MTTs with $1000/$500 prize pools - I min cashed twice. Would love to take a top spot in these as the prizes are pretty good if you bink one. PokerStars Tournament #580201601, No Limit Hold'em Buy-In: 20 FPP 3648 players $1000.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars Total Prize Pool: $1000.00 USD Tournament started 2012/07/24 19:05:00 WET [2012/07/24 14:05:00 ET] Dear EdinFreeMan, You finished the tournament in 257th place. A USD 0.60 award has been credited to your Real Money account. PokerStars Tournament #580201471, No Limit Hold'em Buy-In: 10 FPP 3630 players $500.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars Total Prize Pool: $500.00 USD Tournament started 2012/07/24 17:40:00 WET [2012/07/24 12:40:00 ET] Dear EdinFreeMan, You finished the tournament in 277th place. A USD 0.45 award has been credited to your Real Money account. Another 60FPPs spent and another $3.27 in the cash pot. Current Bankroll $5.32 FPPs remaining 890.07 So - it looks like I am on track for more than the $10 I could have cashed in my 1000 FPPs for. Hope to keep it going - then when I have $10.00 off to the micro sitngos and MTTs, and maybe some ZOOM 2NL in August Good luck all Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
                  Last edited by EdinFreeMan; Wed Jul 25, 2012, 12:26 AM.
                  4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                  • #10
                    Decided to play another random FPP buy-in satellite - this one cost 70FPPs

                    PokerStars Tournament #589961197, No Limit Hold'em
                    Super Satellite
                    Buy-In: 70 FPP

                    98 players
                    Total Prize Pool: 6860 FPP
                    Target Tournament #591011112
                    9 tickets to the target tournament
                    Tournament started 2012/07/24 23:03:00 WET [2012/07/24 18:03:00 ET]

                    Dear EdinFreeMan,

                    You finished the tournament in 1st place. You qualified to play in Tournament #591011112 and are automatically registered for it. See Tournament #591011112 Lobby for further details. If you choose to unregister from this tournament your account will be credited with T-USD 11.00.

                    So I think I have completed Stage 1.

                    Current Bankroll $16.32

                    FPPs Remaining 820.07


                    The real money bankroll is made up of $13.22 in T-Money and $3.10 in cash.

                    As I still have plenty of FPPs I will just use them for now, and start playing real money tourneys from the 1st August - so that I can start to earn my VPPs/FPPs for that month.

                    I am also hoping to survive in the PSO Premier League - I have only played 5 tournaments this month so should now have my 'tick' as eligible, and I have made almost 200VPPs this month (though only 80odd last month so no big Prem League prizes this month anyway) -but it would be good to be there again next month and especially looking forward to Sep/Oct.

                    17 past midnight here so time for an old man to rest his weary head.

                    Good luck all

                    Ed from Edinburgh- EdinFreeMan
                    4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                    • #11
                      Had a look back for one of my earlier exit hands - this from the 10FPP tourney Ever jumped out of your seat shouting the ace!! Then - oh shyte - wrong ace.... Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
                      4 Time Bracelet Winner


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                      • #12
                        Tough bad beat lol.
                        These donkeys do get lucky.

                        You completed your goal faster than I thought it would take.
                        Congrats man !

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                        • #13
                          Nice run, Ed. Tankers ROCK!!

                          Bracelet Winner


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                          • #14
                            Congratulations from London
                            you nailed your challenge! now whatcha gonna do?

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                            • #15
                              I have only completed Stage 1 so far....

                              STAGE 2

                              The next target is $25.00 total funds.

                              I will continue to play FPP buy in games and Freerolls. The real money cash element will be used at 2NL Full Ring (regular or ZOOM) taking a shortish stack of 50BB or $1 to the table. This will help me earn the 37 VPPs I need to release the next $10 Stellar Reward

                              I will limit myself to $0.10 MTTs and $0.10 360 player turbo sitngos using the T-money until the target is reached.

                              If my total funds drop below $10.00 I will restrict myself to FPP tourneys and Freerolls until the $10.00 are back in the cashier.

                              Good luck all

                              Ed from Edinburgh - EdinFreeMan
                              4 Time Bracelet Winner


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