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Old 11-30-2017, 02:04 PM   #226
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

It was generally fast to grind up during the best of pokerboom; one did not have the roll problems to slow one down. It was an entirely another thing to stay where one got. Add the learning curve from limit to no limit, plo, but all those have had their huge boom times (even not too many years ago when it comes to plo, but it was still easier before that, just not as popular and there was less knowledge available) and if you were there, you had all the chances to move up fast.
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Old 12-04-2017, 08:57 AM   #227
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

Wait, did no one mention Linus yet? He's probably the best example of someone grinding it up from the lowest limits to the absolute top in the modern poker age
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:06 AM   #228
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

well the vast majority of online high stakes players grinded their way up
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:16 AM   #229
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

Some did, some took shots against big whales like Laliberté, Hansen, Samrostan, etc... and ran good.
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:38 PM   #230
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

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well the vast majority of online high stakes players grinded their way up
True but not from 10NL to the throne
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:28 PM   #231
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

well NL2, NL10 or NL50 doesn't matter much now does it?
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:00 AM   #232
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

I mean the fact he grinded from one extreme to the other more than anyone else I can think of but nvm
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:48 PM   #233
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

more interesting question would be, how many made it since 2016
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:32 PM   #234
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

^Since early 2015 I've gone from playing $0.10 SNGs to 100 euro SNGs.

The consensus seems to be that getting through the lower stakes is hard and it's much easier once you get up where they respect your raises and the rake is lower relative to the stakes - based on that I have the hard bit out of the way. (Lol at that consensus by the way, but fwiw the lower stakes are still beatable).
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:51 PM   #235
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

started at 20NL boyz. the climb is still possible.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:55 PM   #236
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Re: who actually grinded his way up?

Well it must be insanely hard to start from scratch today and be able to beat nl10 on pokerstars. A lot of work is needed. back in the days, 1 month of theory and studying and you were good to go. Now its probably a year or a healthy chunk of cash before you're able to do so.

>the lower stakes is hard and it's much easier once you get up where they respect your raises and the rake is lower relative to the stakes
Also random hypothesis here, that might be truer than it used to be because of the rake difference while also considering how the rakeback is generally much lower than it used to be.
What i mean is the learning curve is probably lower when you move up. Back then you could win at a stake and get crushed on the next. The curve is probably more gentle now.
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