Originally Posted by ObsessiveGambler
BR now @$263.
I've come to realize that I do much better at the single table SNGs, but I like playing cash so much more. I'm going to try to stay away for the cash table for a while and see if my heavy swings in BR subside.
Wow! How long was your run from $30 to $263? I have been such a turtle in this challenge. Please come back and update us on your progress in the SNGS.
Originally Posted by High_set
My question is how long would it take generally to build my account up to 4-5$ with fun step 3s? 3-4 weeks? Generally I get 3-6 fun steps 2s in a day.
Welcome to the challenge, High_Set! It's not easy grinding up those first few $1 wins. I didn't keep accurate records, but I would estimate that at my peak (which was my second grind up from zero) I was binking 40 percent of my Step 2s and perhaps 15 percent of my Step 3s. So most weeks I was picking up $1-2.
If you like MTTs check out the 'Pocket Change' daily tournaments. There's one for .11 (with 1 rebuy and 1 addon). Fields are relatively small and you can do your initial buyin with points if you have any left over from your cash game days.
I had a great week! I lost a little this morning but ended my week at $125.03, up $19.36 from last week and less than $7 from my goal.
The Fast Fifty is still a good game for me, although I've noticed this game is starting to bubble later and later. There can be 5 or 6 players left when the antes start. I worry my edge is shrinking.
I've adjusted comfortably to the 9-player $2 Bounty. It's much easier to take the swings on a $100+ roll than on a $40 roll. I think I'm somewhere around breakeven and it wouldn't be hard to notch up a little if I took better notes and table selected. There's enough volume to be a little choosy.
I can usually play one Dolphin Room ($2.20, 9 players, 7 minute levels) game during my morning sessions - it fills more reliably than the Dollar Dazzler these days. This game plays much tighter than anything I've encountered to date. A lot of the regs seem to play a weak-tight style. I lost three or four of these (usually because I was a little too optimistic about opponents 3bet calling ranges) but managed to take one down and that was pretty cool. Overall this game is probably slowing my progress to $132, but it's fun so I will play more this week.
Keep grinding, everybody! GLGLGL!!!