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View Poll Results: What do you think the outcome of the challenge will be?
You are clearly a poker god and will succeed with no problems. 20 14.60%
You appear to have your head screwed on. Stick to the rules and you'll do fine. 64 46.72%
$0-$600 isn't easy at all, and I don't think you have the cojones. 21 15.33%
Your history shows you suck at poker and will fail. 32 23.36%
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:12 AM   #76
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Re: Yet another rags to riches challenge

Sister's wedding and return of the gf to home soil today means it's unlikely I'll have any time to play in the next week or so, so gonna give myself a well-earned break. Played just under 7.5k hands at 5NL and running at ~7.5ptBB/100. Will post graphs etc when I hit 10k once I start playing again.

Will still be around to answer questions every now and then, and would still appreciate any feedback you guys have for me.

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Old 08-11-2010, 11:14 AM   #77
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Played a few more hands and hit a wall of coolers. Played OK for a while then lost 5 or 6 buy-ins to rivered flushes or sets. Interestingly I appear to have a lower $/hand rate than at 2NL due to a fairly abysmal run so far at 5NL.

Next graph at 10k hands (in about 1k hands time).

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Old 08-11-2010, 12:28 PM   #78
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Re: Yet another rags to riches challenge

gl OP seems like you are doing really well and best of luck to you, what are your plans with your FPPs? i saw in a screen shot before that you had 300+ probably have alot more now? how are you going to go about trying to convert them to cash? 280 hyper turbo? also are u saving them untill u have like 3k fpps etc
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:29 PM   #79
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gl OP seems like you are doing really well and best of luck to you, what are your plans with your FPPs? i saw in a screen shot before that you had 300+ probably have alot more now? how are you going to go about trying to convert them to cash? 280 hyper turbo? also are u saving them untill u have like 3k fpps etc
Thanks for your support! Yeah looking at near 700 fpps now which is nice. A few posts back I actually asked for advice on how to spend them to make the best use for this challenge but didnt get any responses. 280 hyperturbos sounds good. Any other advice from anyone?
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:06 PM   #80
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Re: Yet another rags to riches challenge

Hit 10k hands. Another frustrating session, mostly big bluffs didn't work out and cost me dear.

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Old 08-13-2010, 05:51 AM   #81
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Re: Yet another rags to riches challenge

Hi Magic,

Seeing as how i keep failing miserably at 2NL, i was wondering if it would be okay for me to look over ur shoulder whilst playing? I think id learn a lot discussing hands and stuff with you.

Could we set something up?

Hope to hear from you soon.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:34 AM   #82
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Seeing as how i keep failing miserably at 2NL, i was wondering if it would be okay for me to look over ur shoulder whilst playing? I think id learn a lot discussing hands and stuff with you.

Could we set something up?

Hope to hear from you soon.
I wouldn't mind doing this but I doubt you'd get much out of it tbh. I tend to play loads of tables at once and don't have time to discuss each hand. I could play fewer tables but hen we wouldn't see many hands. I've been considering making a video for a while, so could always do that to help you micro-starters - wouldn't be for a few weeks now though. Alternatively I wouldn't mind railing you as you play for 30 mins or so and see what we can come up with.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:56 AM   #83
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I wouldn't mind doing this but I doubt you'd get much out of it tbh. I tend to play loads of tables at once and don't have time to discuss each hand. I could play fewer tables but hen we wouldn't see many hands. I've been considering making a video for a while, so could always do that to help you micro-starters - wouldn't be for a few weeks now though. Alternatively I wouldn't mind railing you as you play for 30 mins or so and see what we can come up with.
Well id like to get sum help, ive been playing about 5-6k hands just breaking even all the time. (be4 i monkey tilt my Br away lol).
So i'm prolly on the right track just missing sum minor (yet important) things.
It would be very much appreciated if u could help me with my game, so just let me know how we could set this up. We could use skype i suppose, dont want to bother you tho. Just lemme know when u feel like taking a look.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:17 AM   #84
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Re: Yet another rags to riches challenge

you're doing good bro! stick in there and grind it out!
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:24 PM   #85
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you're doing good bro! stick in there and grind it out!
Ty, ty, will do! Got a couple of weeks abroad coming up so challenge will stall for a while, but will be back on it as soon as I'm back on home soil.

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Well id like to get sum help, ive been playing about 5-6k hands just breaking even all the time. (be4 i monkey tilt my Br away lol).
So i'm prolly on the right track just missing sum minor (yet important) things.
It would be very much appreciated if u could help me with my game, so just let me know how we could set this up. We could use skype i suppose, dont want to bother you tho. Just lemme know when u feel like taking a look.
Hey buddy,

How about you pm me your screename and skype name? When I'm online I'll go on skype and see if you are too, and if we've both got 20 mins or so I can watch you play and chat on skype. What site are you playing on?

p.s. Tilting is a leak just like any other. And one of the hardest to plug for new players. It'll come with time, but try hard at it and you'll save a LOT of money.
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:53 AM   #86
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Re: Yet another rags to riches challenge

Hi magic, my scrn name is Squee452.
Ill open up a new skyp account and get back to you on the adress.
Im playing stars btw.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:32 AM   #87
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Keep up the good work.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:58 PM   #88
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Keep up the good work.
Ty, ty,will do!

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Hi magic, my scrn name is Squee452.
Ill open up a new skyp account and get back to you on the adress.
Im playing stars btw.
Added you on skype. Will call/pm when I have a free 20 mins or so. No guarantees it'l be soon, off abroad for 2 weeks from Monday.

God bless all

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Old 08-17-2010, 08:52 AM   #89
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Re: Yet another rags to riches challenge

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Old 08-21-2010, 05:30 AM   #90
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Back from a very nice 5 days in Prague and playing again today. How much time I play depends in the state of my parents' "broken" computer which I have to fix today.

I also realised how little I'm playing compared to some other challenges of a similar nature like this guy:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/17...tember-851133/

Sorry it's taking so long. Looking forwards to getting stuck in once real life has calmed down a bit.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:02 PM   #91
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So much for playing. Screwed up comp cost me my grind. Off to France for a week tomorrow so will continue after. Full-time job prospects looking up too
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:11 AM   #92
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HF in France,

A bientot.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:13 PM   #93
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Im back in the mix - had a pretty miserable session today, pretty much broke even. Tried to work out why and PT3 told me that everytime I flopped or turned a set or straight I got outflushed on the river. All fun and games On the plus-side I did hit my Stellar Award today, so that $10 goes straight in the br to give me a profit for the session.

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On about 12k hands, will post graphs at 15k.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:14 AM   #94
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good job so far, will be following thread from now on!
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:30 AM   #95
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Okay so Re: Mr2511's request for a bit of help at the micros I have decided to make a video, as I never appear to be online at the same time to coach him over skype. I will probably make a 5NL video, but if people really want a 2NL vid I might be up for making one of those too if enough people are interested. I would also appreciate input regarding how many tables to play in the vid, I usually stack 16+ but this will be too hard to follow on a vid - thinking 6-8?

Have time to make the vid today for the first time in ages and for ages to come so rapid input appreciated!

To add a bit of BBV4Life:

Brag: I have finally received my contracts for a full-time job as a research physicist. As I only graduated 2 months ago I'm mega-chuffed
Beat: It's a fair way from home and my girlfriend, and leaves less time for poker.
Variance: Need money for car and house. Have no money. Don't start work for a month so won't get paid for 2 months. Let the pain begin!
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:38 AM   #96
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Well done on the job mate, really happy for you.

As far as the video goes, I have to see this lol. 6-8 may be too many if your commenting in real time, If you just film it and talk over it afterwards you may be able to get away with it though, as you can pause to discuss multiple spots that come up. I've been playing 6max exclusively though so my head explodes when I see over 4 tables at once. As always i know of a useful thread to get you started

http://archives1.twoplustwo.com/show...page=5&fpart=1

Btw how much attention are you paying when 16+ tabling? are u just a HUD bot now???
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:49 AM   #97
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Believe it or not, my mac hates placing HUD on 16 tables and quickly switching between them. I tried it for a while but it's tilting when it lags behind a bit. Believe it or not I don't bother with HUD at 5NL as almost everyone plays tight/passive - I just play a solid strategy and win. I know it's not real poker but it works (6.7BB/100 atm which is pretty good 16+ tabling). I reckon the few spots I lose EV due to being read-less I make up for by playing twice as many tables as I could otherwise, and besides even 16+ tabling it's easy to notice the guy who 3-bets you every time you raise. It's all about $/hour at the micros, so I go with whatever works.

I might use the HUD in the vid though as playing fewer tables.

Link is good, but I'm on a mac so can't use that software. Still some useful stuff there though so thanks, as always!
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:11 AM   #98
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Wow, u need a propper computer imo.

Lol, I actually like mac's more, its just annoying that all the poker software isn't mac compatable.

Your right about your hourly being your prority atm. I may switch to FR at some point, cos im only getting about 300 hands an hour atm. Out of curiosity, do you know what you running at vpip/pfr etc?
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:18 AM   #99
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Yeah thats a pretty low rate man, not surprised you're finding the session swings pretty irritating.

Vpip around 16 and PFR around 10 fwiw.

Gonna work on the vid over the next few days - made one already but wasn't impressed with a few things so gonna redo it. Won a bit in that session though, so br still climbing, over the $200 mark now.

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:59 AM   #100
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Dammit, i'm going to have to go back to rush this weekend if I want to stay ahead of you lol.
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