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  • September 2012 Cowboy Challenge

    Is there an ongoing Cowboy Challenge for September 2012?
    If so, can anyone help me point to the right thread. In the meanwhile, whether there's is a September Cowboy Challenge or not, I'll post my intention here. I will be playing a series of 90-player MTT to build up my bankroll. I will be concentrating on $0.50 Turbo to learn the game. But depending on my bankroll total, I may drop to $0.25 Turbo or move up to $1.00 Turbo. But I will make sure I will keep a separate list for each buy-in levels.

    To Summarize the September 2012 Cowboy Challenges I intend to take:

    a. $0.50 90-Player SNG/MTT Turbo bankroll: $12.50
    b. $0.25 90-Player SNG/MTT Regular bankroll: $5.25
    c. $1.00 90-Player SNG/MTT Turbo bankroll: $25.00

    Well, that's it. Wish me all the luck at the tables.

  • #2
    Game---Tournament---Buyin---Position---Prize---Balance
    001---610335947---$0.20---000---0.00---$6.00
    002---610339563---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.75
    003---610341919---$0.25---010---0.50---$6.00
    004---610344976---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.75
    005---610347814---$0.25---006---1.08---$6.58
    006---610350742---$0.25---000---0.00---$6.33
    007---610353471---$0.25---000---0.00---$6.08
    008---610356774---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.83
    009---610360770---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.58
    010---610363673---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.33
    011---610367922---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.08
    012---610370436---$0.25---004---1.96---$6.79
    013---610373950---$0.25---000---0.00---$6.54
    014---610380243---$0.25---000---0.00---$6.29
    015---610386555---$0.25---000---0.00---$6.04
    016---610389834---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.79
    017---610392632---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.54
    018---610395539---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.29
    019---610399312---$0.25---000---0.00---$5.04
    020---610407551---$0.25---000---0.00---$4.79

    Summary:
    Starting Bankroll: 6.25
    Current Bankroll: 4.79
    Total Games: 20
    Total Buy-ins: 5.00
    Total Prize: 3.54
    Total Profit: -1.46

    Not a good start. I was quite disappointed considering this is my favorite game. I will have to hold my $0.50 games until I build my actual total bankroll to a good level. I only put my Position when I actually won something as tracking my position on each and every game is quite tedious. I will do so if I have more free time.

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    • #3
      I don't think there is a Cowboy challenge as such this month as the Cowboy has stopped playing, however the challenge remains a good learning experience and is well worth continuing .

      I would suggest you actually record your finish in EVERY tournament as this will give you an idea of whether you are playing correctly, too many early finishes indicate too much early agression for example, conversely too many finishes just pre bubble may indicate you are getting too "nitty" when you need to move up a gear.

      Good luck with your efforts and don't be disheartened by your recent results, the micro MTT are a bit of a lottery at times and it takes persistence to cash consistently.

      One final piece of advice......... take notes on anybody who is a regular on your tables.

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      • #4
        In that case, I will play for quality and not quantity but I will do my best to complete the 100 games in each level and double up my bankroll.

        OK, i will update my tourney records now so we can see my "finish" distribution. Would anyone know how to do this on Holdem Manager 2? The software seems to be throwing me inconsistent data or something I really can not understand. I am still figuring out how to generate a report in HM2 that I can post here with Tourney IDs and everything.

        Appreciate your post and the advices Boobylops. Thanks.

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        • #5
          Sept Cowboy Challenge $0.25 90-player SNG/MTT

          I did good on my second run playing fewer tables, around 3-4 tables at a time. Managed to pay more attention to each table and identify which table has the potential to win big money. Hope to finish the second quarter by the end of the week if time permits.

          Game---Tournament---Buyin---Position---Prize---Balance
          001---610335947---$0.20---027---0.00---$6.00
          002---610339563---$0.25---025---0.00---$5.75
          003---610341919---$0.25---010---0.50---$6.00
          004---610344976---$0.25---061---0.00---$5.75
          005---610347814---$0.25---006---1.08---$6.58
          006---610350742---$0.25---054---0.00---$6.33
          007---610353471---$0.25---063---0.00---$6.08
          008---610356774---$0.25---023---0.00---$5.83
          009---610360770---$0.25---087---0.00---$5.58
          010---610363673---$0.25---016---0.00---$5.33
          011---610367922---$0.25---014---0.00---$5.08
          012---610370436---$0.25---004---1.96---$6.79
          013---610373950---$0.25---055---0.00---$6.54
          014---610380243---$0.25---039---0.00---$6.29
          015---610386555---$0.25---035---0.00---$6.04
          016---610389834---$0.25---086---0.00---$5.79
          017---610392632---$0.25---037---0.00---$5.54
          018---610395539---$0.25---046---0.00---$5.29
          019---610399312---$0.25---049---0.00---$5.04
          020---610407551---$0.25---022---0.00---$4.79
          -----------------------------------------------------
          021---610459850---$0.25---007---0.87---05.41
          022---610492746---$0.25---027---0.00---05.16
          023---610810178---$0.25---043---0.00---04.91
          024---610816597---$0.25---045---0.00---04.66
          025---610821002---$0.25---001---5.78---10.19
          026---610827036---$0.25---006---1.08---11.02
          027---610841829---$0.25---028---0.00---10.77
          028---610871992---$0.25---017---0.00---10.52


          Summary:
          Starting Bankroll: 6.25
          Current Bankroll: 10.52
          Total Games: 28
          Total Buy-ins: 7.00
          Total Prize: 11.27
          Total Profit: 4.27
          Last edited by ggervacio; Sat Sep 08, 2012, 07:58 PM.

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          • #6
            Update Sept Cowboy Challenge Almost doubled my bankroll after 32 games. Still a long way to go, anything can still happen. But I am quite positive I can do this!umbup: Game---Tournament---Buyin---Position---Prize---Balance 001---610335947---$0.20---027---0.00---$6.00 002---610339563---$0.25---025---0.00---$5.75 003---610341919---$0.25---010---0.50---$6.00 004---610344976---$0.25---061---0.00---$5.75 005---610347814---$0.25---006---1.08---$6.58 006---610350742---$0.25---054---0.00---$6.33 007---610353471---$0.25---063---0.00---$6.08 008---610356774---$0.25---023---0.00---$5.83 009---610360770---$0.25---087---0.00---$5.58 010---610363673---$0.25---016---0.00---$5.33 011---610367922---$0.25---014---0.00---$5.08 012---610370436---$0.25---004---1.96---$6.79 013---610373950---$0.25---055---0.00---$6.54 014---610380243---$0.25---039---0.00---$6.29 015---610386555---$0.25---035---0.00---$6.04 016---610389834---$0.25---086---0.00---$5.79 017---610392632---$0.25---037---0.00---$5.54 018---610395539---$0.25---046---0.00---$5.29 019---610399312---$0.25---049---0.00---$5.04 020---610407551---$0.25---022---0.00---$4.79 ----------------------------------------------------- 021---610459850---$0.25---007---0.87---05.41 022---610492746---$0.25---027---0.00---05.16 023---610810178---$0.25---043---0.00---04.91 024---610816597---$0.25---045---0.00---04.66 025---610821002---$0.25---001---5.78---10.19 026---610827036---$0.25---006---1.08---11.02 027---610841829---$0.25---028---0.00---10.77 028---610871992---$0.25---017---0.00---10.52 ------------------------------------------------------ 029---611763694---$0.25---003---2.89---13.16 030---611766469---$0.25---030---0.00---12.91 031---611769366---$0.25---025---0.00---12.66 032---611771760---$0.25---013---0.00---12.41 Summary: Starting Bankroll: 6.25 Current Bankroll: 10.52 Total Games: 32 Total Buy-ins: 8.00 Total Prize: 14.16 Total Profit: 6.16 Read more: September 2012 Cowboy Challenge - PokerSchoolOnline Forum http://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...#ixzz263NmLvPy

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            • #7
              Looks like you're getting the hang of these, keep up the good work. umbup:

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              • #8
                I am doing the 0.25c 45 seat SNG Cowboy Challenge starting from now.
                $6.25 BR

                Hopefully this will get me back on track as I started off so well at the beginning of the year (under the guidance of you guys- you know who you are, thank you!), but now down $220. Ugh! Mind you, I have been playing MTT's, but really am a bit out of my depth on these. So, back to discipline, and try and rebuild my BR, nice and steady.....wish me luck!!!!!!!....should have done this a bit earlier methinks.

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                • #9
                  Wishing you all the luck WeaselBasher. It isn't too late to start now. Please post your tournament results. May I ask why you chose 45-man instead of 90-man?

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                  • #10
                    Firstly, sorry if I hijacked your thread....

                    I chose the 45 man as I have done that one before, so decided to stick with what I sort of know.

                    I wish you good luck, if you want to look back at my January Challenge thread, there is some great bits of advice on there which may help you toohttp://www.pokerschoolonline.com/for...lenge-Jan-2012

                    Good Luck again!
                    Last edited by WeaselBasher; Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:44 AM.

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                    • #11
                      I am half way through the challenge and I have doubled my bankroll. If I can have another run like this on the second half, I may be able to triple my bankroll.

                      Game---Tournament---Buyin---Position---Prize---Balance
                      001---610335947---$0.25---027---0.00---$6.00
                      002---610339563---$0.25---025---0.00---$5.75
                      003---610341919---$0.25---010---0.50---$6.00
                      004---610344976---$0.25---061---0.00---$5.75
                      005---610347814---$0.25---006---1.08---$6.58
                      006---610350742---$0.25---054---0.00---$6.33
                      007---610353471---$0.25---063---0.00---$6.08
                      008---610356774---$0.25---023---0.00---$5.83
                      009---610360770---$0.25---087---0.00---$5.58
                      010---610363673---$0.25---016---0.00---$5.33
                      011---610367922---$0.25---014---0.00---$5.08
                      012---610370436---$0.25---004---1.96---$6.79
                      013---610373950---$0.25---055---0.00---$6.54
                      014---610380243---$0.25---039---0.00---$6.29
                      015---610386555---$0.25---035---0.00---$6.04
                      016---610389834---$0.25---086---0.00---$5.79
                      017---610392632---$0.25---037---0.00---$5.54
                      018---610395539---$0.25---046---0.00---$5.29
                      019---610399312---$0.25---049---0.00---$5.04
                      020---610407551---$0.25---022---0.00---$4.79
                      -----------------------------------------------------
                      021---610459850---$0.25---007---0.87---05.41
                      022---610492746---$0.25---027---0.00---05.16
                      023---610810178---$0.25---043---0.00---04.91
                      024---610816597---$0.25---045---0.00---04.66
                      025---610821002---$0.25---001---5.78---10.19
                      026---610827036---$0.25---006---1.08---11.02
                      027---610841829---$0.25---028---0.00---10.77
                      028---610871992---$0.25---017---0.00---10.52
                      ------------------------------------------------------
                      029---611763694---$0.25---003---2.89---13.16
                      030---611766469---$0.25---030---0.00---12.91
                      031---611769366---$0.25---025---0.00---12.66
                      032---611771760---$0.25---013---0.00---12.41
                      -------------------------------------------------------
                      033---612201296---$0.25---045---0.00---12.16
                      034---612212397---$0.25---019---0.00---11.91
                      035---612216059---$0.25---037---0.00---11.66
                      036---612218234---$0.25---026---0.00---11.41
                      037---612224571---$0.25---006---1.08---12.24
                      038---612232015---$0.25---007---0.87---12.86
                      039---612239615---$0.25---025---0.00---12.61
                      -------------------------------------------------------
                      040---612671923---$0.25---023---0.00---12.36
                      041---612674976---$0.25---019---0.00---12.11
                      042---612678619---$0.25---031---0.00---11.86
                      043---612682264---$0.25---062---0.00---11.61
                      044---612708843---$0.25---004---1.96---13.32
                      --------------------------------------------------------
                      045---613079851---$0.25---023---0.00---13.07
                      046---613083710---$0.25---015---0.00---12.82
                      047---613088719---$0.25---036---0.00---12.57
                      048---613097226---$0.25---035---0.00---12.32
                      049---613101273---$0.25---007---0.87---12.94
                      050---613106410---$0.25---015---0.00---12.69


                      Summary:
                      Starting Bankroll: 6.25
                      Current Bankroll: 12.69
                      Total Games: 50
                      Total Buy-ins: 12.50
                      Total Prize: 18.94
                      Total Profit: 6.44

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by boobylops View Post
                        Looks like you're getting the hang of these, keep up the good work. umbup:
                        Yes Sir, I think it's coming back to me again. thanks.

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                        • #13
                          $0.50 90-Player Turbo Cowboy Challenge

                          $0.50 90-Player Turbo Cowboy Challenge

                          Once my actual bankroll hits the $30 mark, I decided to play the $0.50 90-player turbo and below is the the result.
                          There could be a few hours of discrepancy when I announced that I am going to do this challenge and the time I actually played tourney 001, but I am sure I posted the challenge and played the first game on the same day. This won't affect other players, so i guess it's ok.

                          Anyway, I did better than I thought I would. Had a good result so far. Almost half-way through the challenge with 46 games and I almost doubled my starting bankroll. Conclusion, 50 cents turbo can be profitable for me. And it is FAST! compared to regular speed 90-players which takes at least 4 hours if you reach the final table. It is not so tiring, felt I was just playing regular speed SNG. I have logged as many games as the regular speed 90-player and I don't multi-table. If I did, the max would be 2 tables. The late phase of the game is so fast and critical that you really need to pay full attention especially if you are not so proficient in the Push-or-Fold phase. I've been playing for 3 years now and I still have push-fold chart in my hands while I play. I guess I need to master it if I am to play multi-table turbos. Currently, my ICM Trainer score is only 80%, so I need more practice, hopefully I can improve it to 90%-95%

                          So, there is a possibility for me to shift from regular speed 25 cents 90-Players to Turbo speed 50 cents, then $1.

                          Game---TournID---Buyin---Place---Prize--Balance
                          001---609854821---0.50---003---5.67---17.67
                          003---609880591---0.50---024---0.00---17.17
                          004---609885098---0.50---061---0.00---16.67
                          005---609887288---0.50---008---1.45---17.62
                          007---609892976---0.50---028---0.00---17.12
                          008---609904409---0.50---008---1.45---18.07
                          010---609950614---0.50---036---0.00---17.57
                          011---609963818---0.50---059---0.00---17.07
                          012---609973847---0.50---053---0.00---16.57
                          013---609983909---0.50---057---0.00---16.07
                          014---610055589---0.50---020---0.00---15.57
                          015---610082260---0.50---054---0.00---15.07
                          016---610832072---0.50---047---0.00---14.57
                          017---611298882---0.50---018---0.00---14.07
                          018---611314660---0.50---003---5.67---19.24
                          020---611333149---0.50---012---0.99---19.73
                          022---611345575---0.50---078---0.00---19.23
                          023---611350264---0.50---012---0.99---19.72
                          025---611415422---0.50---020---0.00---19.22
                          026---611438155---0.50---066---0.00---18.72
                          027---611908023---0.50---023---0.00---18.22
                          028---612194368---0.50---023---0.00---17.72
                          029---612202348---0.50---021---0.00---17.22
                          030---612289243---0.50---032---0.00---16.72
                          031---612830188---0.50---013---0.00---16.22
                          032---613157392---0.50---030---0.00---15.72
                          033---613231275---0.50---010---0.99---16.21
                          035---613258714---0.50---016---0.00---15.71
                          036---613283155---0.50---037---0.00---15.21
                          037---613641845---0.50---051---0.00---14.71
                          038---613651668---0.50---005---2.83---17.04
                          040---613708497---0.50---035---0.00---16.54
                          041---613722618---0.50---070---0.00---16.04
                          042---613733242---0.50---002---7.49---23.03
                          044---613767291---0.50---042---0.00---22.53
                          045---613783209---0.50---030---0.00---22.03
                          046---613807493---0.50---010---0.99---22.52

                          Summary:
                          Starting Bankroll: 12.50
                          Current Bankroll: 22.52
                          Total Games: 46
                          Total Buy-ins: 18.50
                          Total Prize: 28.52
                          Total Profit: 10.02

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                          • #14
                            Very impressive solid results there.........umbup: It's not really on to change the game/stake halfway through tho'. But still very good GG You could revert back to 0.25c for the remainder to complete the Official Challenge, if you see what I mean?
                            Last edited by WeaselBasher; Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:24 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Hi WeaselBasher. I am not changing game stake halfway
                              I am playing 25 cents and 50 cents at the same time. And I am aiming to complete 100 games in each stake at the end of the month. I also take a stab at the $1 turbo from time to time, but I don't like the results so far. It's eating up the bankroll roll i build up playing the lower stakes. So I might put the $1 on hold for a while until i reach $50. Thanks for the post on good luck on your challenge.

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