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  • Dodgy007 - Micro it up baby !

    Thought I start this as a record to myself and for anyone else that may find it of some value or entertainment.

    Micro it up baby ! The journey starts April 2013

    Deposit 16 April $20.00
    Deposit 25 April $20.01

    Playing one table donking it off at 2c/5c

    in May 2013 I get down to $12.28 and said to myself
    "that is it if I lose these dollars I VOW NEVER TO RELOAD"
    You see I have been playing Poker since 2008 and can win Live up to £1/£1 at The Vic London, my fav Live Venue. Plus Home Games at 10p/20p & 25p/25p.

    BUT

    Online I'm a loser and so are most of my Poker Buddies that are good Live but we all lose online. I never have loaded enough to play out of the Micros online and I only ever played one table.

    Then May 26th 2013 I get an email from PokerStars that I have reached ChromeStar for June. Never looked in to the VIP program and had always been a BronzeStar.

    So this got me thinking, can I really beat it online and spin my PokerStars account up and out of the Micros and beyond ?

    This is where the Grind started:
    June 2nd $12.28 VPP 2.20 FPP 735.93
    Playing only 1c/2c with 100BB buy ins

    Bankroll Management Buy In Rules:
    Cash Game 40
    Sit "n" Go 60
    MTT/STT 100

    Goals to lock in ChromeStar for July and BR $80

    Next section are tweets from my Twitter @DodgyOO7

    2 Jun 13: PokerStars 1c/2c 4Tables = Bal up & down. Lots of bad beats but held in there to profit the session +VPP $14.30

    2 Jun 13: Played PokerStars VIP Chrome Star Freeroll - 22,200 players. Cashed at 432nd place $0.87

    4 Jun 13: Played some online poker today. 4 Tables 1c/2c PokerStars $16.40 closing in on maintaining ChromeStar.

    5 Jun 13: WOW not a great session on PokerStars just above break even to add a few cents $20.84 but VPP & FPP up

    5 Jun 13: PokerStars - 7 winning sessions in a row. Seem to be doing better online AT LAST ! lol but long way to go. 4 Tabling helping a lot

    8 Jun 13:6 Jun 13: Had a good session grinding the Micros on PokerStars $30.21 4 tabling & over the halfway for ChromeStar

    6 Jun 13: 2nd PokerStars Micro session win today that's 9 sessions in a row now $32.07

    7 Jun 13: PokerStars - Gave 8 tables a go 1c/2c - timed out some tables but only now and then in a hand but with practice think I can do 8.

    7 Jun 13: 10 winning sessions in a row and winning doing 8 tables at this rate could aim for SilverStar ? lol

    8 Jun 13: PokerStars Bankroll Build from $10: VPP Status ChromeStar Bankroll $37.06 June VPP 83.54 FPP 817.27

    8 Jun 13: Locked in ChromeStar for July

    8 Jun 13: min Cashed the Weekly VIP ChromeStar+ $5K FR $0.55c
    PokerStars ChromeStar hit for July 104.05 VPP. Bankroll $32.35 837.78 FPP

    9 Jun 13: Getting comfortable with 8 Tables now
    ChromeStar 100K Privilege Freeroll and another limp into the money $0.17c
    WOW lol had itchy fingers to try 16 tables, way to fast for me but a winning 15 min session

    10 Jun 13: Session 1 today with 8 tables Bankroll Building. $40.19 To go for SilverStar at 1c/2c even with 8 tables is going to be a mission. Hit the VPP's for today to aim for SilverStar +20.37 plus chipping up the Bankroll $42.24

    11 Jun 13: Have to remember its about Bankroll Building not VIP Building. Got ChromeStar for July so if I got time I'll try for SilverStar as its still mathematically possible but not at the expensive of Bankroll. BR $45.86 VPP quota hit for today

    13 Jun 13: 900 FPP's !
    Mid June update: Started 2nd June
    $12.28 VPP 2.20 FPP 735.93
    Today:
    $46.68 VPP 177.76 FPP 911.49

    14 Jun 13: Session done BR $47.32 VPP 230.82 FPP 964.55

    15 Jun 13: Not a good weekend BR $43.31 Cashed VIP Bonus FPP 1,000 = $10 BR $53.31

    16 Jun 13: BR $53.60 Cashed the $1m World Record Tourney 47,304th / 225,000 $2 BR $55.60

    UP TO DATE

    BR $55.60 VPP 275.78 FPP 9.51

    As its still possible I'll try for SilverStar but main goal is to get fully rolled for 1c/2c at $80.

    In future updates will be monthly but if you wish I post daily on Twitter @DodgyOO7 the Grind that is the Micros.

    Next Update end of June
    June Review & July Goals


    ps: I know my grammaer is rubbish so no need to point it out lol but you get the idea of what I'm saying
    Last edited by Dodgy007; Mon Jun 17, 2013, 12:53 PM.

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    The Grinding Station

    Last edited by Dodgy007; Sat Aug 31, 2013, 08:05 PM. Reason: Update Picture

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    • #3
      Nice setup look like one my friend uses for stock market stuff. at some point i need to get a similar setup to this

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      • #4
        Originally posted by PinoyWonder View Post
        Nice setup look like one my friend uses for stock market stuff. at some point i need to get a similar setup to this
        Yeah I trade Forex & Shares hence my set up but works for online Poker to

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        • #5
          Month 1 - June Review & July Goals JUNE 2013 02 Jun: BR $12.28 VPP 2.20 FPP 735.93 23 Jun: BR $72.93 - Highest point of the month 28 Jun: BR $42.34 VPP 501.14 FPP 235.11 Freeroll Tournament Results: 02 Jun: 100K ChromeStar Privilege FR 423/22,200 $0.87c 08 Jun: VIP 5K Weekly FR 1,962/14,064 $0.55c 09 Jun: 100K ChromeStar Privilege FR 3,053/21,123 $0.17c 16 Jun: 1M World Record MTT - Entry Free via PSO 47,304/222,500 $2.00 19 Jun: 100K ChromeStar Privilege FR 901/16,704 £0.42c 20 Jun: 100K ChromeStar Privilege FR 1,471/16,649 $0.30c 22 Jun: VIP 5K Weekly FR 1,902/16,169 $0.55c 24 Jun: 100K ChromeStar Privilege FR 2,020/18,028 $0.22c Total $5.08 VIP Rewards: 08 Jun: Locked ChromeStar for July 15 Jun: Cashed 1,000 FPP's for $10 28 Jun: Locked SilverStar for July June Profit: $30.06 Starting out the Month of June was not sure If I would make the first month going on past performance online. But after reading articles on PSO I found more to the PokerStars software that I never knew existed. I've gone from 1 Table to 4 and now play 8 Tables On getting ChromeStar I wanted to lock in ChromeStar for July so set out to do so and completed 8th June. But that got me wanting more and set my sights on SilverStar this is where I made a mistake. I've set myself a Goal to attend the VIP Club London in November and as SilverStar only costs 1500 FPP's but over a bad weekend I cashed in 1000 FPP's for $10. A mistake as I took my eye off the ball cos I could of hit 1500 in July. So set my sights on SilverStar and achieved it last night 28th June umbup: The Bankroll has suffered and I should take Sandtrap777 advice that the Bankroll is the priority and the VIP Status is the Bonus. Played way to many hours and my Bankroll took a hit as I just had enough of Poker but was so close to SilverStar it would be stupid to stop. So ploughed on and got there but taking a break from Poker over this weekend. Overall made $30.06 = BR $42.34 so glad to be up and got SilverStar so not a bad first month. Current stats: 62K Hands AF 1.7 VPIP 14 PFR 9 3Bet 2.3 WTSD 30 WT$SD 49 Still loads of leaks to fill but looking forward to July >> JULY GOALS 1) BR $80+ 2) Maintain SilverStar for August 3) Get first Stella Reward 750VPP = $10 4) FPP 985+ 5) Watch more PSO Videos 6) Watch Deuces Cracked Videos 7) Every 5 days take 1 day break from Poker My Cash Game Buy In Rules are 40 100BB so for 2NL 1c/2c to be fully rolled I need $80 and while I remain under $80 my rules say I can't Buy In for SnG or MTT unless Freeroll's Not going to push myself like this month but would like to maintain SilverStar. Closing in on my first ever Stella Reward 750VPP currently got 663 so should hit in July. FPP's with SilverStar for every 1VPP you get 1.5FPP so should get 750+ for July. Poker Education: In June subscribed to Deuces Cracked but so much good stuff on PSO I might not add another month. But will push to get better with videos, articles from PSO and Deuces Cracked. You can follow me on Twitter DodgyOO7 where I post daily on The Roller Coaster that is The Micros
          Last edited by Dodgy007; Sat Aug 31, 2013, 08:06 PM.

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          • #6
            Well thought out goals, you will achieve it I'm sure of that.
            Bracelet Winner

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            • #7
              Originally Posted by Dodgy007
              JULY GOALS
              1) BR $80+
              2) Maintain SilverStar for August
              3) Get first Stella Reward 750VPP = $10
              4) FPP 985+
              5) Watch more PSO Videos
              6) Watch Deuces Cracked Videos
              7) Every 5 days take 1 day break from Poker
              Originally posted by Ovalman View Post
              Well thought out goals, you will achieve it I'm sure of that.
              Looking forward to it

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              • #8
                Originally Posted by Dodgy007
                JULY GOALS
                1) BR $80+
                2) Maintain SilverStar for August
                3) Get first Stella Reward 750VPP = $10
                4) FPP 985+
                5) Watch more PSO Videos
                6) Watch Deuces Cracked Videos
                7) Every 5 days take 1 day break from Poker
                Adjustment to JULY GOALS:
                1) BR $80+
                2) Drop SilverStar & Maintain ChromeStar
                3) Get first Stella Reward 750VPP = $10
                4) Watch more PSO Videos
                5) Watch Deuces Cracked Videos

                Decided that the challenge is Bankroll Building and not VIP Building
                After playing nearly everyday last month I got burned out on Poker so started slow this month.
                Going to let my play dictate my VIP level rather than grinding the hours to get VIP Levels.
                Main goal is to grow Bankroll to move up Levels and play better Poker.

                I tweet my Poker Grind @DodgyOO7

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                • #9
                  My Poker Life

                  As I'm back in the Live Home Game scene I thought I would add these results to the Forum Blog here and the PSO Blog as the Title is My Poker Life and its also Live Micro Grinding.

                  2013 - Live Bankroll £0.00

                  03 Jan - Home Game - NLHE Cash 25p/25p = +£18.00 BR £18.00
                  31 Jan - Home Game - NLHE Cash 25p/25p = +£92.50 BR £110.50
                  23 Feb - Home Game - NLHE Cash 25p/25p = -£15.00 BR £95.50
                  21 Mar - Home Game - NLHE Cash 10p/20p = +£18.00 BR £113.50
                  28 Mar - Home Game - NLHE Cash 25p/25p = + £1.25 BR £114.75
                  11 Apr - Home Game - NLHE Cash 10p/20p = +£39.40 BR £154.15
                  26 Apr - Home Game - NLHE Cash 25p/25p = -£65.00 BR £89.15
                  04 Jul - Home Game - NLHE STT Rebuy & Add On -
                  Buy In £10.00 Rebuy £10 Add On £10 - Placed 3rd/7 Cashed £30.00 BR £89.15
                  11 Jul - Home Game - NLHE Cash 25p/25p = + £30.00 BR £119.15

                  These are fun Private Home games:
                  25p/25p Blinds is £25 Buy In
                  10p/20p Blinds is £10 Buy In

                  Not using Bankroll Management as still trying to grind higher. Using BRM like Online with 40 Buy Ins for Cash Games would make these:
                  25p/25p £25 40x = £1,000
                  10p/20p £10 40x = £400

                  Looking to visit Aspers Casino Stratford and The Vic this summer

                  So mixing up Online with Live play and Bankroll Building both. As always I tweet my Daily Grind @DodgyOO7

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                  • #10
                    July Review & August Goals

                    July 2013

                    02 Jun: BR $12.28 VPP 2.20 FPP 735.93
                    23 Jun: BR $72.93 - Highest point so far
                    14 Jul: BR $62.74 - Month High
                    28 Jul: BR $29.00 VPP 899.37 FPP 573.91

                    Freeroll Tournament Results:
                    01 Jul: 100K ChromeStar Privilege FR 1,331/16,480 $0.36c
                    05 Jul: 100K ChromeStar Privilege FR 1,099/14,735 $0.38c
                    09 Jul: 100K ChromeStar Privilege FR 132/15,425 £1.09
                    13 Jul: 100K ChromeStar Privilege FR 1,550/15,169 $0.40c
                    13 Jul: VIP 5K Weekly FR 1,574/15,169 $0.70c
                    Total $2.93

                    VIP Rewards:
                    13 Jul: Stellar Reward reaching 750 VPP +$10
                    14 Jul: Locked ChromeStar for August

                    NO PROFIT FOR JULY - Lost $13.34 BR $29.00

                    July has been a bad month with every session nearly ending in a loss.
                    Took 8 days off to return and still lose with my Bankroll at $29.00.

                    Feel pretty bad on how the month progressed or not as it turned out but going in to August hope full to turn it around.

                    August I just want to lock ChromeStar for September and make some Dollars.

                    I loaded up my results for my Live Games above but only played 2 games in July boosting Live BR to £119.15. This weekend I'm playing in a 24 Hour Private Home Cash Game so looking forward to that.

                    August GOALS
                    1) BR $80+
                    2) Maintain ChromeStar for September
                    3) Play Live Cash Games

                    You can follow me on Twitter @DodgyOO7 where I post on The Roller Coaster that is The Micros
                    Last edited by Dodgy007; Thu Aug 01, 2013, 09:07 PM.

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                    • #11
                      August Review & September Goals

                      August 2013

                      02 Jun: BR $12.28 VPP 2.20 FPP 735.93
                      23 Jun: BR $72.93 - Highest point so far
                      14 Jul: BR $62.74 - Month High
                      28 Jul: BR $29.00 VPP 899.37 FPP 573.91
                      30 Aug: BR $61.85 VPP 996.59 FPP 681.13

                      Freeroll Tournament Results:
                      None Played

                      VIP Rewards:
                      24 Aug: Locked ChromeStar for September

                      Profit $32.85 BR $61.85

                      August with the kids off school took a slow pace of Playing online this month
                      I only played 100% Cash Games and I played my normal Live playing style which has had a better return this month.
                      July I hit a high faster and booked ChromeStar mid July then proceeded to drop dollars so for August once I booked ChromeStar (24th) I just stopped playing for the month.
                      Really want to push on and get above $80

                      Live Play
                      Played 2 Home Games and I'm down for August Live
                      03 Aug - Home Game - NLHE Cash 25p/25p = +£35.00 BR £154.15
                      15 Aug - Home Game - NLHE Cash 10p/20p = -£50.00 BR £104.15

                      Month Start: Live BR £119.15
                      Month End: Live BR £104.15 -£15.00

                      August GOALS
                      1) BR $80+
                      2) Lock ChromeStar for October
                      3) Play Live Cash Games

                      You can follow me on Twitter @DodgyOO7 where I post on The Roller Coaster that is The Micros

                      Last edited by Dodgy007; Sat Aug 31, 2013, 08:08 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Back in the Game

                        DodgyOO7 is BACK !

                        Update from last post I just fell out of love with the game but looking ONCE again to get in the Bankroll mood.

                        Not played a game since last post so really rusty

                        New Link to Twitter @DodgyOO7 https://twitter.com/DodgyOO7

                        Will update again soon...........

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                        • #13
                          DodgyOO7 Reloaded

                          Loaded $20.00 Today - Not played a hand for a ton of time so could blow $20 fast but here goes

                          Bankroll Building Rules for Buy-Ins
                          Cash Games = 40
                          Sit n Go = 60
                          MTT = 100

                          Feb GOALS
                          1) Double Bankroll
                          2) Get ChromeStar


                          Updates to follow

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                          • #14
                            UPDATE:

                            I have started streaming LIVE on Twitch my Bankroll Grind sessions. Come watch.....

                            #BankrollGrind on Twitch

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                            • #15
                              LEVEL UP ! >>>> ChromeStar

                              #BankrollGrind Update:

                              This morning HIT ChromeStar
                              BR $78.43

                              Today is 11th Feb 2015 and I have hit both GOALS for Feb already:

                              Feb GOALS
                              1) Double Bankroll - CHECK
                              2) Get ChromeStar - CHECK

                              Follow Daily Updates on Twitter @DodgyOO7
                              PLUS
                              You can now watch my Grind LIVE (3min delay) on Twitch - The #BankrollGrind

                              Great Start ! See ya at the End of Month Update.

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