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  • "The Big" Challenge

    A while back I managed to win the Big $0.55 tournament, so I thought it would be fun to try and win the whole series of "Big" tournaments. I'm currently playing the "Big $1.10" and will continue until I win it. I expect this will be a long challenge, I will update when I get a close run. The following is my best result so far:

    PokerStars Tournament #1723900138, No Limit Hold'em
    Buy-In: $1.00/$0.10 USD
    5065 players
    Total Prize Pool: $5065.00 USD
    Tournament started 2016/11/16 12:00:00 CT [2016/11/16 13:00:00 ET]


    Dear joy7108,

    You finished the tournament in 13th place. A USD 26.25 award has been credited to your Stars Account.
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  • #2
    In a field of 5000, 13th is amazing. Congrats! I think you can expect a win about once every 4000 entries on average, if you have an edge on the field, but maybe you'll get your rungood early on and be able to proceed to the next level sooner rather than later.
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    • #3
      Thats a Nice challenge Joy !
      I wish you Good Luck in your quest

      And Congratulations for finishing 13th
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      • #4
        Another deep run but not good enough.

        PokerStars Tournament #1731161538, No Limit Hold'em
        Buy-In: $1.00/$0.10 USD
        4833 players
        Total Prize Pool: $4833.00 USD
        Tournament started 2016/11/23 12:00:00 CT [2016/11/23 13:00:00 ET]


        Dear joy7108,

        You finished the tournament in 168th place. A USD 3.89 award has been credited to your Stars Account.
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        • #5
          I've been playing the Big $1.10, the Big $2.20 and the $1.10 bounty builder. Still getting close:


          PokerStars Tournament #1731161543, No Limit Hold'em
          Buy-In: $1.00/$0.10 USD
          5688 players
          Total Prize Pool: $5688.00 USD
          Tournament started 2016/11/25 12:00:00 CT [2016/11/25 13:00:00 ET]


          Dear joy7108,

          You finished the tournament in 32nd place. A USD 8.40 award has been credited to your Stars Account.
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          • #6
            Not in the challenge, but another win yesterday:

            PokerStars Tournament #1738491657, No Limit Hold'em
            Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20 USD
            744 players
            $12.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars
            Total Prize Pool: $1500.00 USD
            Tournament started 2016/11/28 19:35:00 CT [2016/11/28 20:35:00 ET]


            Dear joy7108,

            You finished the tournament in 1st place. A USD 255.65 award has been credited to your Stars Account.

            The last hand was funny, both of us had garbage to start:



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            • #7
              Great job Joy!
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              • #8
                joy rocks
                but i must say the bigs have lost some luster with running more often imho but winning any tourney is a great accomplishment and goals are the way to go

                any updates luv ?
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                • #9
                  I've been playing the Big $1.10, $2.20 and occasionally the Big $3.30. I've had a couple of decent results in the Bounty Builder tournaments as well at the same buy-ins.

                  Not a win, but my best recent result from the Big $2.20:


                  PokerStars Tournament #1753309158, No Limit Hold'em
                  Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20 USD
                  3583 players
                  Total Prize Pool: $7166.00 USD
                  Tournament started 2016/12/12 14:00:00 CT [2016/12/12 15:00:00 ET]


                  Dear joy7108,

                  You finished the tournament in 87th place. A USD 8.43 award has been credited to your Stars Account.
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                  • #10
                    I haven't been playing a lot due to family obligations over the holidays. My best recent result:


                    PokerStars Tournament #1768046944, No Limit Hold'em
                    Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20 USD
                    4974 players
                    Total Prize Pool: $9948.00 USD
                    Tournament started 2017/01/01 14:00:00 CT [2017/01/01 15:00:00 ET]


                    Dear joy7108,

                    You finished the tournament in 107th place. A USD 9.36 award has been credited to your Stars Account.
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                    • #11
                      I'm still working on this challenge, and have also played my first two 2-7 triple draw tournaments with great results:

                      PokerStars Tournament #1812716516, Limit Triple Draw 2-7 Lowball
                      Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20 USD
                      46 players
                      $8.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars
                      Total Prize Pool: $100.00 USD
                      Tournament started 2017/02/10 14:43:00 CT [2017/02/10 15:43:00 ET]


                      Dear joy7108,

                      You finished the tournament in 3rd place. A USD 14.42 award has been credited to your Stars Account.


                      PokerStars Tournament #1812716515, Limit Triple Draw 2-7 Lowball
                      Buy-In: $2.00/$0.20 USD
                      42 players
                      $16.00 USD added to the prize pool by PokerStars
                      Total Prize Pool: $100.00 USD
                      Tournament started 2017/02/09 14:43:00 CT [2017/02/09 15:43:00 ET]


                      Dear joy7108,

                      You finished the tournament in 2nd place. A USD 29.75 award has been credited to your Stars Account.

                      I made my first deal here with 3 players left, I was chip leader when the deal was made so although I finished second, I did get the biggest share of the prize pool.

                      NLO8 has been going OK, some smaller cashes but no wins yet. Special thanks to #TeamTalon and Talonchick for all their help with mixed games.


                      Recent results in "The Big" tournaments:

                      PokerStars Tournament #1812821238, No Limit Hold'em
                      Buy-In: $0.50/$0.05 USD
                      5706 players
                      Total Prize Pool: $2853.00 USD
                      Tournament started 2017/02/10 13:00:00 CT [2017/02/10 14:00:00 ET]


                      Dear joy7108,

                      You finished the tournament in 90th place. A USD 2.62 award has been credited to your Stars Account.

                      PokerStars Tournament #1798293988, No Limit Hold'em
                      Buy-In: $0.50/$0.05 USD
                      5200 players
                      Total Prize Pool: $2600.00 USD
                      Tournament started 2017/01/25 13:00:00 CT [2017/01/25 14:00:00 ET]


                      Dear joy7108,

                      You finished the tournament in 36th place. A USD 4.13 award has been credited to your Stars Account.

                      PokerStars Tournament #1790950995, No Limit Hold'em
                      Buy-In: $3.00/$0.30 USD
                      2831 players
                      Total Prize Pool: $8493.00 USD
                      Tournament started 2017/01/18 18:00:00 CT [2017/01/18 19:00:00 ET]


                      Dear joy7108,

                      You finished the tournament in 76th place. A USD 11.33 award has been credited to your Stars Account.

                      PokerStars Tournament #1790950785, No Limit Hold'em
                      Buy-In: $1.00/$0.10 USD
                      5498 players
                      Total Prize Pool: $5498.00 USD
                      Tournament started 2017/01/16 12:00:00 CT [2017/01/16 13:00:00 ET]


                      Dear joy7108,

                      You finished the tournament in 476th place. A USD 2.92 award has been credited to your Stars Account.

                      I qualified for this one in a $.44 rebuy satty so great ROI:

                      PokerStars Tournament #1811628866, No Limit Hold'em
                      Buy-In: $8.00/$0.80 USD
                      61 players
                      Total Prize Pool: $488.00 USD
                      Tournament started 2017/02/08 13:40:00 CT [2017/02/08 14:40:00 ET]

                      Dear joy7108,

                      You finished the tournament in 4th place. A USD 48.80 award has been credited to your Stars Account.

                      I really need to do this more often, I'll try to update weekly from now on. I'm having a lot of fun with the "banana games" and I'm finding them a lot softer than comparable NLHE games. The only problem is that there aren't enough low buy-in games.

                      Until next week, good luck everyone.


                      Last edited by joy7108; Sat Feb 11, 2017, 04:10 PM. Reason: color changes
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                      • #12
                        Wow Joy, keep it up. Good luck with the challenge too - very inspiring.

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                        • #13
                          Great job Joy! smart idea on the deal

                          John (JWK24)
                          Super-Moderator



                          6 Time Bracelet Winner




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                          • #14
                            Very good results Joy. Congrats and good luck.
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                            • #15
                              Great results. Best of luck on the next set.

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