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  • Davidfranses - From Rags To Riches

    Starting this thread to keep and share my progress as I try to grind out a BR that can substain my poker-spells.

    I'm not sure yet how I'll format the whole thing, but I'm sure I'll be able to figure something out whilest I'm updating the Blog.


    My person

    Under construction

    Goals

    Short term (3 months)
    [X] Get some starting cash !
    [X] Grind out enough of a bankroll to play $0.50 Turbo 360s with a large buffer

    Medium Term (12 months)

    Earn enough cash to be able to afford with my winnings :
    [X] Tournament Parser ($3/month)
    [ ] Upgrade to Poker Tracker 4 (currently using PT3) ($24)
    [ ] Sit'n Go Wizzard ($?)

    [ ] Grind out enough of a bankroll to play $2.50 Turbo 180s with a large buffer

    Long Term

    [ ] Get insanely rich

    The Plan

    Grinding out MTTSNGs using a very strict BRM :

    $0 : Freerolls
    $0.01- $3.00 : 10cent 360s Turbo's
    $3.01 - $15.00 : 25cent 90s
    $15.01 - $35.00 : 50cent 90s Turbo
    $ 35.01 - $ 60.00 : $1 90s Turbo
    $ 60.01 - $ 150 : $1.50 90 KOs
    $150 + : 2.5 180s Turbos

    I've got a bit of a "headstart" because i only started this blog, after I've made my first +- $15, but in short it came down to this :

    +$0.60 from FullTilt Poker "link"
    + $8 from Various stakes at PTP
    + $5 from winnings from SNGs / FPP BronzeStarTournaments (thanks to +-500 FPP from FullTilt)


    At this point, I'll still be grinding freerolls, as they're a great "change" from MTTSNGs, and some of them have insane value (soft field, small field, large prizepool). I'll be looking to get as much backing as possible to reduce the risk on my BR (Might even consider a BAP), and I'll start grinding those MTTSNGs !

    The Execution

    Running BR (USD Equivalent) : $ 115.07


    Session 1 : - $1.13
    Session 2 : - 1.75
    Session 3 : + 1.83
    Session 4 : + 1.34
    Session 5 : - 1.42
    Session 6 : + 0.41
    Session 7 : -0.03
    Session 8 : + 3.77
    Session 9 : - 0.83
    Session 10 : + 1.54
    Session 11 : + 2.04
    Session 12 : + 10,16
    Session 13 : + 24.3
    Session 14 : + 26.33
    Session 15 : + 15.15
    Session 16 : + 7,01
    Session 17 : + 11.64
    Session 18 : + 20.21
    Session 19 : - 1.50
    Last edited by davidfranses; Tue Jul 16, 2013, 06:26 PM.

  • #2
    InB4 insaneley rich. I think it's useful to set short-, medium- and long-term goals, while exercising bankroll management. Good luck with this challenge! umbup:
    Bracelet Winner

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    • #3
      Session 1

      Following post is the summary ofmyfirst session :

      All in all I'm quite unhappy about my session, got a few bad beats, missed a few flips, and generally, my survival in some of the tourneys are due to some major suck-outs (at least I suck-out once in a while too !).

      Made some horrible descisions here and there, so from here on, it can only go better !

      Beginning Bankroll :

      $ 9.61
      454.28 FPP

      USD Equivalent : $16.87

      Games played :

      Name - Buyin - $ Won

      BonusBonusBonus Freeroll - $0.00 - $ 0.00
      BankrollMob $25 Freeroll - $0.00 - $ 0.00
      BankrollMob $25 Freeroll - $0.00 - $ 0.00
      BankrollMob $25 Freeroll - $0.00 - $ 0.00
      PSO SOP Event 59 - $0.55 - $ 0.00 (+0.26 FPP)
      PSO Leauge Qualifier - $1.10 - $ 2.42 (+0.53 FPP)
      PSO Open League Freeroll - $0.00 - $ 0.00
      10 FPP Bronzestar - $0.00 - $ 0.00 (-10 FPP)
      20 FPP Bronzestar - $0.00 - $ 0.00 (-20 FPP)
      20 FPP Bronzestar - $0.00 - $ 0.00 (-20 FPP)
      Trivia Freeroll - $0.00 - $ 0.00
      Trivia Freeroll - $0.00 - $ 0.00
      MoreEV Freeroll - $0.00 - $ 0.00
      $1.35 Turbo KO (Staked!) - $0.00 - $ 0.00 (+0.53 FPP)
      Hubble's Freeroll - $0.00 - $ 0.00
      2 * $0.10 360s Turbo - $0.20 - $ 0.00 (+0.10 FPP)
      7 * $0.25 90s - $1.75 - $ 0.56 (+0.77 FPP)


      ENDING BANKROLL :

      $9.24
      406.36

      USD Equivalent : $ 15.74

      -------------------------------------------------------------------------

      What I've learned this session :

      There was a $0.25 FT where i was second in chipstack, with a /massive/ lead over the 6 remaining players. I should've played more coutiausly against the chipleader, altough I had hime beat when the money got in, it was only a marginal advantage, and lost. More patience, and picking better spots would've probably netted me a Top 3 finish, where the money is at.
      Last edited by davidfranses; Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:09 AM.

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      • #4
        Recap of session 2 : Despite the loss in BR, quite happy of the session, got my money in good most of the time, just need a little extra edge to makeit a bit deeperin the tourneys/MTTs BEGINNING BR : $9.24 406.36 USD Equivalent : $ 15.74 --------------------- Games played : Name - Buyin - $ Won 2* BankrollMob $25 Freeroll - $ 0.00 - $ 0.00 2* PSO Open League Freeroll - $ 0.00 - $ 0.00 The HOT $0.55 - $ 0.55 - $ 0.00 (+0.26 FPP) Trivia Freeroll - $ 0.00 - $ 0.00 2* Hubble Freeroll - $ 0.00 - $ 0.00 7* $0.25 90s - $ 1.75 - $ 0.00 (+0.77FPP) 10 FPP Bronzestar - $ 0.00 - $ 0.00 (-10 FPP) $ 0.55 MTT - $ 0.55 - $ 1.24 (+0.26FPP) ENDING BR : $ 7.63 397.65 FPP USD Equivalent : $ 13.99 ---------- What I've learned : Nothing new, but volume is key. I'm 100% sure I''m a winning (albeit very slightly!) player on the Micro-stakes, and with some extra games under my belt, results will come umbup:

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        • #5
          Recap Session 3 : BAH BAH BAH BAH, Soooo MANY suck-outs, sooo UNLUCKY (KK running into AA, Queens losing to Jacks in a PFAI action, missing all my flips...) These two hands pretty much sum up the session (First is a downright suckout, next one the dude wakes up with an Ace in his hand to my KQ. I was confident i could take him HU in this 90s, because he luckboxed his way to it) : BEGINNING BR : $ 7.63 397.65 FPP USD Equivalent : $ 13.99 Games played : Name - Buyin - $ Won $0.55 NLHE Turbo $500 GTD - $ 0.55 - $ 0.00 (+0.26 FPP) Hubble Freeroll - $ 0.00 - $ 0.00 PSO Open - $ 0.00 - $ 0.00 BankrollMob Freeroll - $ 0.00 - $ 0.00 3* $ 0.10 360s - $ 0.30 - $ 0.35 (+0.15FPP) 6*$ 0.25 90s - $ 1.50 - $ 3.82 (+0.66FPP) ENDING BR : $ 9.45 FPP : 398.72 USD Equivalent : $ 15.82

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          • #6
            Session 4

            Recap Session 4 :

            Shifted back to a bit more 360s Turbo's, with the usual bad beats / missed flips. Got 1 interesting hand in this session, that'll post for review later.

            Started as a chipleader on the FT of one , and busted 4th to AJs<24o PFAI-Action, followed by AKs<K8o PFAI-Action against the same player.
            Made it ITM in another one, and failed to win a flip for my life

            All in all, marginal profits, mainly due to my taking shots in tourneys where my BR doesn't allow it :

            Starting BANKROLL :

            $9.24
            406.36

            USD Equivalent : $ 15.74

            Games played :

            Name - Buyin - $ Won

            The Hot $ 0.55 - $ 0.55 - $ 0. 00 (+ 0.26 FPP)
            Trivia Freeroll - $ 0.00 - $ 0.00
            Hubble Freeroll - $ 0.00 - ??????
            $ 0.55 NL Tourney - $ 0.55 - $ 0.00 ( + 0.26 FPP)
            $ 0.25 90s - $ 0.25 - $ 0.00 (+ 0.11 FPP)
            4* $ 0.10 360s Turrbo - $ 0.40 - $ 2.99 ( + 0.20 FPP)


            ENDING BR :

            $ 10.69
            FPP : 399.55

            USD Equivalent : $17.08

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            • #7
              Recap Session 5 :

              Brutal session, stopping early to avoid tilting ; Tomorrow will be a better day "The Wheel Turns" .

              STARTING BR :

              $ 10.69
              FPP : 399.55

              USD Equivalent : $17.08

              Games Played

              Freerolls

              PSO SOP (Play money)
              BankRollMob $25
              PSO Open leauge
              Hubble's

              Casshes : $ 0.00


              Tourney's

              $ 0.25 NLHE $100 Added
              $ 0.55 NLHE Turbo $500 Gtd

              Cashes : $ 0.00

              MTTSNGs

              13* $ 0.10 360s Turbo

              Cashes : $ 0.67


              ENDING BR :

              $ 9.26

              400.46 FPP

              USD Equivalent : $ 15.66

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              • #8
                Recap Session 6 :

                Made a coinflip on a 10c FT and missed, and then went out with an outragous suckout. Other than that 1 min-cash.


                STARTING BR :

                $ 9.26

                400.46 FPP

                USD Equivalent : $ 15.66


                Games Played

                Freerolls

                BonusBonusBonus
                BankRollMob
                BankRollMob

                Cashes : $ 0.00

                Specials

                Part-Time-Poker HomeGame battle for stake

                MTTSNGs


                10* $ 0.10 360s Turbo

                Cashes : $ 1.40

                ENDING BR :

                $ 9.66
                400.96 FPP



                USD Equivalent : $ 16.07

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                • #9
                  Recap Session 7 :

                  Nothing really /special/ ; Tried my luck at converting FPP into $$$, and satellite my way into the PSO SOP ME.

                  STARTING BR

                  $ 9.66
                  400.96 FPP

                  USD Equivalent : $ 16.07

                  Games Played

                  Freerolls

                  BankRollMob $25 * 2
                  PSO Open

                  Cashes : $ 0.00

                  Staked games

                  $ 0.55 The HOT

                  Cashes: $ 0.00

                  Specials

                  PSO ME Sattelite $0.55

                  Cashes : $ 0.00

                  Tournaments

                  20 FPP Tournament $ 1 k
                  $ 0.10 NLHE $ 50 added

                  Cashes : $ 0.17

                  MTTSNGs

                  7* $ 0.10 360s Turbo

                  Cashes : $ 1.45


                  ENDING BR :

                  $ 9.93

                  FPP : 381.83

                  USD Equivalent : $ 16.04

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                  • #10
                    Session 8

                    Recap Session 8 :

                    Good session all in all, it was a long grind, with 20 MTTSNGs, a few freerolls, a few attempts to convert FPP to $$$ , and a few PSO SOP Play chip events, with the biggist bump in BR comming from taking down on of the freerolls , and than a few unlocky mincashes in MTTSNGs (one of which was a FT-bubble) , and a few $$$ from the FPP conversion efforts.

                    STARTING BR

                    $ 9.93

                    FPP : 381.83

                    USD Equivalent : $ 16.04

                    Games Played

                    Freerolls

                    3* BankRollMob $25 Freeroll
                    PSO Open Leauge

                    Cashes : $4.85

                    Tournaments

                    10 FPP BronzeStar $500 Prizepool
                    20 FPP BronzeStar $1k Prizepool

                    Cashes : $ 0.37

                    MTTSNGs

                    20 * $ 0.10 360s Turbo

                    Cashes : $ 1.02

                    ENDING BR


                    $ 14.17

                    352.83 FPP

                    USD Equivalent : $ 19.81

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                    • #11
                      Recap Session 9 :

                      Didn't keep as clean a record this time, and cba to dig it up in HH/audit.

                      IMPORTANT : Hence-forth, FPP wil not be regarded as a currency to be added to the Bankroll, but rather as a currency, that allows me to freeroll some tourney's once in a while. Expect a drop in BR due to this

                      STARTING BR


                      $ 14.17

                      352.83 FPP

                      USD Equivalent : $ 19.81

                      Games Played

                      Freerolls

                      BonusBonusBonus
                      Hubble
                      BankrollMob
                      JohnyBet

                      Cashes : $ 0.16

                      FPP Games

                      10 FPP BronzeStar
                      10 FPP BronzeStar
                      20FPP Bronzestar
                      Micromillions 98 Sat - 10 FPP
                      Micromillions 2 Sat - 15 FPP
                      2 FPP Rebuy Sunday Splash
                      5 FPP Rebuy Sunday Something


                      Cashes : ???


                      Tourney's :


                      $ 0.55 HOT
                      Some satelite to some event that cost cash :-/
                      MicroMillion 20 sat (33c)

                      Cashes : ???

                      MTTSNGs



                      ??? * $ 0.10 360s Turbo's

                      Cashes : $ 1.45 +

                      ENDING BR

                      $ 13.34

                      177 FPP

                      USD Equivalent : $ 16.17

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                      • #12
                        Recap Session 10

                        The day i donked FPPs away, and the MicroMilions Satelites went up ==> Some $$$, lot's of ugly beats xD

                        Starting BR

                        $ 13.34

                        Games Played

                        Freerolls

                        BonusBonusBonus
                        Hubble
                        BankRollMob
                        BankrollMob
                        PSO Open
                        Hubble
                        Hubble
                        Hubble

                        Cashes : $ 0.00

                        MTTSNGs

                        16 * $ 0.10 360s Turbo

                        Cashes : $ 0.27
                        Specials

                        PSOSOP 71

                        Tourneys

                        $ 0.22 MM Sat (Event 16)
                        $ 0.22 MM Sat (Event 20)
                        Sunday Splash 2FPP Rebuy(7 units)
                        20 FPP BronzeStar
                        10 FPP BronzeStar
                        10 FPP MM Sat (Event 98) - Rebuy
                        Sunday Splash 2FPP Rebuy (7 units)
                        Sunday Splash 2FPP Rebuy (7 units)
                        3 FPP MM Sat (Event 2) - Rebuy (3units
                        $ 0.11 MM Sat (Event 5)
                        $ 0.11 MM Sat (Event 8) - Rebuy (1unit)
                        $0.10 NLHE $50 added
                        20 FPP BronzeStar
                        The Big $2.2 Sat - $0.44
                        $ 0.33 MM Sat (Event 6)
                        10 FPP Bronzestar

                        Cashes : $4.4

                        Stakes

                        $ 0.55 HOT Turbo

                        Cashes : $ 1.55
                        Of which goes to my BR : $ 0.00 (but 85% MU is cleared)

                        ENDING BR


                        $14.88

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                        • #13
                          Recap Session 11

                          MicroMillion Sats are +EV ^.^
                          Also, never though i'd have to do this, but i grinded some playmoney chips for the PSO SOP Games (with 300 chips 45s)
                          And last note, I've had to sit out for like 30 minutes due to hardware issues, loosing 4 tourneys from blinding out (1MM sat, 3 freerolls)

                          Starting BR

                          $ 14.88

                          Games Played

                          Freerolls

                          PSO Open (==> Since this month i will be able to play a full month of PSO Opens, I'll post point differences too)
                          PSO Open
                          BankRollMob $25
                          BankRollMob $25
                          BankRollMob $25
                          Hubble
                          Hubble
                          Poker Show

                          Cashes : $ 0.00
                          PSO Open Point : - 1.2 + 9.36

                          MTTSNGs

                          4 * $ 0.10 360s Turbo

                          Cashes : $ 0.00

                          Specials

                          PSOSOP Play Money

                          Tourneys

                          $ 0.33 MM Sat (Event 20)
                          $ 0.33 MM Sat (Event 06)
                          $0.10 NLHE $50 added
                          20 FPP BronzeStar
                          10 FPP Bronzestar

                          Cashes : $3.2


                          ENDING BR


                          $16.92

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                          • #14
                            Recap Session 12 :

                            Nice 50% bump in the Bankroll over the beginning of the weekend. A period that was caracterized with a /lot/ of early "opponents hits 2 outer"-busts , a few bubble busts becuase of my " I wanna win, not cash" mentality, and most importantly, a few streaks of run good to place high in some of the tourneys.

                            Starting BR

                            $ 16.92

                            Freerolls

                            RakeTheRake
                            BonusBonusBonus
                            BankRollMob - 7
                            Hubble - 5
                            IntelliPoker
                            PSO Open League - 5
                            Belgian Poker Spa Challange Freeroll ==> Finished 6th of 300+ with top 3 being paid € 27,-

                            MTTSNGs

                            $ 0.10 360 Turbo's - 21 BI --> $ 2.12 Cash
                            $ 0.25 90s - 5 BI --> $ 0.91
                            $ 0.50 360 Turbo's - 6 BI --> $ 15.14

                            Tournaments

                            $ 0.10 NLHE $50 added - 2 BI --> $1.89 Cash (12th of 3k+)
                            $ 0.25 NLHE $100 added --> $ 0.53
                            $ 0.55 the HOT - 2 BI --> $ 0.00
                            $ 0.55 NLHE $500 Gtd --> $ 0.00
                            $ 2.20 The Big --> $ 0.00

                            Sattelites (MTTs)

                            $ 0.22 Sat to MicroMillions - 5 BI --> $ 2.20
                            $ 0.33 Sat to MicroMillions - 6 BI --> $ 3.30
                            $ 0.40 Sat to MicroMillions - 2 BI --> $ 0.00
                            $ 0.44 Sat to The Big - 2 BI --> $ 0.00
                            $ 0.80 Sat to The Big - 2BI --> $ 3.30

                            Lulz

                            Donk challanged me to a HU. I instantly created a Homegame, made a few $ 0.27 HUs, registered to about 10 of them, donk did the same, we played the 1st one, I win, than he just vanished from pokerstars x')

                            Anyway that's $ + 0.5

                            ENDING BANKROLL


                            $ 27.08

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                            • #15
                              Recap Session 13 :

                              Doubled my bankroll, that's nice. Came very very close to the FT of a $2.2 MTT (4k+ entrants) , busted 15th, when me, 3rd in stack, ran my Kings into Aces from the chipleader. I couldn't find a suckout, and thus busted. The player busting me ended up winning the thing ;-) One can only dream of what would've happened if he held the kings and I the aces...

                              Still, very good results overall, and one that netted me a few more stakes into MTTs.

                              Starting Bankroll

                              $ 27.08

                              MTTSNGs

                              $0.10 360s Turbo * 2 ---> $ 1.45
                              $0.50 360s Turbo * 10 --> $ 13.77 + $ 1.21

                              MTTs

                              $0.10 NLHE $50 Added --> $ 0.19
                              $0.25 NLHE $100 Added --> $ 0.00
                              $0.33 MicroMillions Sattelite --> $ 0.00
                              $0.55 The Hotter Turbo --> $ 0.00
                              $0.55 NLHE $500 Gtd --> $ 0.00
                              $2.2 The Big (Stake!) --> $ 39.60

                              - $ 24.64 (Backer's cut)
                              - $ 0.30 (PTP's cut)

                              Ending Bankroll :

                              $ 51.38

                              GOAL ACCOMPLISHED :

                              Grind out enough of a bankroll to play $0.50 Turbo 360s with a large buffer
                              Last edited by davidfranses; Mon Jul 08, 2013, 06:53 PM.

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