Just starting this thread to track a prop challenge I'm having with some friends.
I need to try grind $10 up to $1000. I can redeposit/topup as many times as I need to but only ever allowed to be back to $10. There are three of us doing it.
We can play any ring game that's holdem or omaha. So NLHE, LHE, PLO, PLO8, LO8 and NLO8 are all fine either 6max or FR. We need to be able to verify via HEM/PT. We all have capabilities to track these games so no stud or draw games allowed.
Now comes the TLDR part about my background
I used to grind FR NLHE up to NL50 a few years back. Was never a serious grinder but through winnings and rakeback made decent beer money while at uni. After a while I was spending more and more time playing, reviewing, reading forums etc (I used to have an acct here once upon a time). It had a fairly big impact on my studies and my relationship with the GF of the time. This was 2009 and after failing a couple of units I decided to cash out and give up poker.
So since mid 2009 I've played zero hands of online poker, maybe half a dozen live games at casinos and pretty much just stuck with the monthly private game me and my mates have, which is just small stuff and an excuse to get together and drink beer.
I've recently moved into an old friends house and everyone here plays poker, hence the renewed interest.
I'm not putting names in here so let's just call opponent 1.
He is a long time friend of mine and current housemate. He plays midstakes PLO fulltime and is by far the most talented player involved. His commitment to this challenge will be questionable at best. He plans on mixing in some micro games on a secondary site while grinding his reg game. I doubt he will stick this out and will hopefully try and buy his way out at some stage.
Opponent 2. Another housemate, winning NL100 6 max player and HUSNG fish. Is incredibly lazy and puts in weak volume for weeks on end followed by extended drunken grudge battles usually against the same Dutchman who rapes him HU for his months 6 max winnings.
Payment and other Stipulations
We're not talking big money here but there's actually a sliding scale of payment. Everyone will need to complete this challenge. The first person who wins is able to put their feet up and wait. they receive an immediate prize of $500 ($250 each). After that they get $50 a week from each remaining player until they finish. Once second place finishes, the remaining player will pay first palce $50 a week and second place $20 a week until he finishes.
So if I can't win, I'm potentially paying $70 a week to these jerks for the rest of my life.
So conditions as follows
- Any Holdem or Omaha variant in either 6 max or FR
- A minimum of 10,000 hands per level before moving up (this is to avoid Opponent 1 from shortstack martingaling his way to victory in 2 days). However if you bust and reload the $10 you can shottake all you like back to your current stake.
0.02/0.04 or 0.02/0.05 (depending on site used)
etc. but can't see it getting higher
It starts tomorrow at midday. I'll be starting with my trusty old 0.01/0.02 FR just to work the rust out and see if I still remeber anything before switching to 6 max. If I start lagging behind I may go nits and start playing PLO. I think I have played maybe 1,000 hands of PLO online lifetime but after this probably what I want to switch to anyway, so maybe a good learning opportunity along the way.
I am currently studying but have a light load this year and fill in the gaps tutoring music. I'm not going to let poker interfere with either of these as they are very important to me. I'll probably just post graphs and race updates periodically for the purpose of tracking. Maybe an interesting HH or two but not really wanting to start a badbeat journal.