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  • Antonio's Challenge (AKA Chris Ferguson Challenge)

    Hi Everyone I am starting the Ferguson Challenge.

    If you are not familiar with the challenge ill give you some background on it.

    8 years ago Chris Ferguson challenged himself to start with zero dollars in his account and to turn his bankroll into $10000. Once he got to $50 he set a set of guidelines for bankroll management. He has to strictly stay within these guidelines throughout the challenge. These rules are:

    1. Never buy into a ring game or Single Table SHG that is more than 5% of my bankroll.

    2. Never buy into a MTT for more than 2% of my bankroll.

    3. If on a NLHE or PLHE the stack represents 10% of my bankroll i must leave the table.

    My challenge is go to be a little different as I am going to start with the $50 and work my way to $10,000 (hopefully). There is no time line for me to get these done but I,m hoping that by Dec 31, 2015 I will be there. This challenge took ferguson 16 months to complete. However more than half of that time was trying to get to $50.

    I will be updated my status every Sunday to show how I am doing. I am not familiar on how to do charts if someone wants to take the time to help me with doing that that would be great and will do. I will update the amount of play each day and the amount gain or lose per day.

    I will likely put long hours in on some day as I tend to have to study accounting and will play while studying.

    I have started already so look for my update on Sunday.

    Wish me luck.

    Antoinio
    Last edited by tonymazzei; Sat Oct 04, 2014, 08:29 PM.

  • #2
    Good luck with your challenge. Sounds awesome.

    Cheers,

    Matt

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    • #3
      All the best with it...it took him ages so be patient and I'm sure you will get there!

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      • #4
        Ya it did. He was playing i think he said 10 hours a week for 16 months.

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        • #5
          So as I said in started the challenge on Saturday. Here are the results from Saturdays Play.

          I was mostly buying in for the minimum on the 2NL Zoom and when I made it to $5 cashed it out and started again with $2 as that is the minimum when starting again. I was finding success in the zoom poker session I had I was hitting everything, which you can see with my gain of $13.31 over 800 hands in a 2NL table. After about 700 hands I was starting to get a cold deck, so I walked away when and did some errands. After few hours I came back and went to the new Spin N Go and lost two tourneys which I lost both on a coin flip (so next one is mine mathematically lol).
          Results:
          Game Hands/Tourney Played Gain/Loss BankRoll
          Started $50.00

          ZOOM: 2NL 800 $ 13.31 $63.31

          SPIN N GO 6 $ - $63.31

          The Hot .55 1 $ (0.55) $62.76

          ZOOM: 2NL 1951 $ (3.80) $58.96

          .27 MTT 1 $ (0.27) $58.69

          .5 45SNG 1 $ (0.50) $58.19


          ENDING BANK ROLL: $58.19
          So far pretty good will update you next sunday.

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          • #6
            Looking forward to the update, good luck at the table.

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            • #7
              Good luck !
              Bracelet Winner

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