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Old 08-05-2016, 11:15 PM   #1
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$100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

For those of you that don't know me, my name is Doug Polk. I am widely known for being the best HUNL player in the world, and in the last couple of years have transitioned over to more live tournaments and twitch streaming.

I think that in today's day and age, a lot of people are very much discouraged about the state of the games. Frankly, in many scenarios they have good reason to believe so. However I still think that with good bankroll management, game selection, and solid play, you can take $100 and turn into a reasonable sized bankroll.

I ran a poll amongst my followers to see what they most wanted to see. Surprisingly, even more then 10k-->100k, or $100--X in a period of time, they wanted to see me take $100 and turn it into $10,000.

This makes sense to me in a way, because $100 is an amount of money attainable to almost all people. 10k-->100k, while more high stakes, does not resonate with the audience. I could be guessing here, but I imagine this is why this was the most popular choice for my audience.

I have long been someone that enjoys taking on challenges. In fact if you look at the history of large prop bets on 2+2, I am in a way one of the founding participants. I did a challenge lord knows how many years ago, where I attempted to win 400 buyins in a month at NL 25. While I failed in my pursuit, it laid the groundwork for many other prop bets to come.

I will be starting my challenge at 6 PM PST this Sunday. I read through the rules about the fourm, and it seems that you are not allowed to link to outside content. I won't link, but I will be streaming the entire challenge on twitch if you find yourself interested in following along.

If not, I will be updating this thread approximately daily (either before or after my sessions, I have not fully decided yet) with my progress, graphs, hands, and general thoughts.

The strategy I am going to use in terms of what games I am going to play, will likely change a lot as I see what the climate is like. I am aiming to start off playing mtts/sngs, and then move over to cash as I build up the roll. However, this is subject to change at any point that I think I could do it more efficiently in other areas.

I will be playing the first 4 weeks through August. If I have not completed the challenge by the end of August, I will be taking a couple weeks off before resuming the challenge. I will also be playing 5 days a week, all starting at 6 PM PST.

I do hope that this challenge goes well and I succeed in my goal. I know that while I am a great player, trying to 100x a bankroll in a reasonable time frame while playing on a smaller site, can have its obstacles. But either way, I think this will be a fun way to give some content back to the community and try to remind people, that you can still build up from the ground in poker in today's climate.

On that note, I am pumped to start this! I'll see everyone Sunday.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:24 PM   #2
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

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Old 08-05-2016, 11:27 PM   #3
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

Great work . Pretty interesting challenge.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:28 PM   #4
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:29 PM   #5
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You realize I'm 27 right.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:32 PM   #6
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:38 PM   #7
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See you at the micros.. Let me know if you're trying to get spanked in some micro HU SNGs

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Old 08-05-2016, 11:56 PM   #8
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In.

I mean it's obviously not an if you finish but when.

Nice that you're doing this, makes it easier to follow along with streams if you skip/miss a bunch.
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:12 AM   #9
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In for 5 day thread.
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:29 AM   #10
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:37 AM   #11
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

What sites are you able to play on? USA only I think will be extremely tough
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:38 AM   #12
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

Should've just done $100 to $100,000 obviously.
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:59 AM   #13
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

I am going to do it on WSOP. If getting games becomes not possible I'd consider my options, but I don't think that should be a problem.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:26 AM   #14
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

Lol 'poker wannabes, do not be discouraged about the current poker climate, you too can build a bankroll, just watch as one of the worlds best players with thousands of hours of study behind him does it!!'

Real fan of everything you have brought out so far, but this is abit ridiculous, people are discouraged for a reason, and watching one of the most established players on earth 'building a bankroll' shouldn't really provide much encouragement for anyone.

Gl Anyways, I'm sure the twitch community will eat it up.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:26 AM   #15
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Subbed GLGL doug
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:42 AM   #16
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Lol 'poker wannabes, do not be discouraged about the current poker climate, you too can build a bankroll, just watch as one of the worlds best players with thousands of hours of study behind him does it!!'

Real fan of everything you have brought out so far, but this is abit ridiculous, people are discouraged for a reason, and watching one of the most established players on earth 'building a bankroll' shouldn't really provide much encouragement for anyone.

Gl Anyways, I'm sure the twitch community will eat it up.
To be fair, I did warn that I am a good player and so it is different. I was just saying that it is possible, not that it is easy.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:47 AM   #17
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

WSOP is lame af. Do it on ACR!
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:05 AM   #18
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This would be great!

Regardless, in for epic thread!
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:26 AM   #19
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

Wow WCG back with a challenge. Subbed and this will be done 100%! Good luck
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:06 AM   #20
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

Hey guys, I'm here for the prop bets.

What's the line @ this being done in 30 days?

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Old 08-06-2016, 04:16 AM   #21
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Re: $100 to $10,000 Bankroll Challenge - Begins 8/7

If you complete this challenge the natural progression would be 10k > 100k following that.

Thoughts on what the harder challenge is? $100 > $10k or $10k > $100k
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:29 AM   #22
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:40 AM   #23
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Gl man! That Will be some great inspiration
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:09 AM   #24
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GET THOSE COOKIE JARS UP THERE etc
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:35 AM   #25
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Gl Doug I will sweat this as much as I can during my own evening grinds

I'd be worried that sngs might be time consuming because of the Roi is lesser than expected to be fair but I guess games aren't stacked with Belarus at wsop micros

Crush it
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