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01-20-2011 , 07:49 PM
With the current state of the poker legislation in the US and with the threatening misconception around poker being gambling instead of a skill game, I wondered what I could do to raise awareness around these issues that could have severe consequences for all pokerplayers.

In order to poke the attention of a mainstream audience that doesn't care about poker I needed to do something spectacular. Since i already promised to do one million hands in one month, I thought it would be a good option, but wanted to do something extra in order to highlight the skill aspect of the game. So i picked the microstakes and aimed to make more then 1000 Buy In's in one month. I didn't want to turn it into some kind of personalized promostunt and therefore chose not to livestream it.

Since I have been very focussed on my scientific research last year and will keep pursuing this the coming year, combined with poker being legalized in belgium, I will inevitably be a lot less active as a pokerplayer and likely not be able to maintain my duties as an active online pro for pokerstars. I placed a video online where I explain most of it ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zff2lXomyfE ), together with the record as I hope people will get more involved in getting poker legalized in a correct way. I myself will send a report of the challenge, to the responsible department in the US and President Obama, where I explain how winning at a steady rate involves more then just luck.

I'm aware that 2nl doesn't require as much skill as higher stakes, but I only did it to make a statement.

Some extra data for those who are interested:

I had a very strict workflow, sleeping 8 hours a day, showering when I woke up and make sure I ate very well. If it wasn't for Tania bringing me food and taking care of all the other stuff I wouldn't have been able to do it. I played 40k hand sessions at the start, then 31k sessions but had to change it at the end due to ev downswings and an unimaginable high amount of bad beats as I wanted to make sure i had no losing sessions. I didn't take any drugs to maintain the high volume, and kept a healthy pacing to keep myself from going insane.

I had 31 winning sessions, made more then 1000 buy ins while being 100buy in's below ev and payed around 1800$ rake (18000vpp's). Many people experience similar ev-downswings in the same amount of hands but in a year time instead of a few days when starting poker and never get to know that they were actually winning players. I hope to inspire thoose people and also show how making a living from 2nl if you'd go hardcore is actually possible, although mixing it up with flipping burgers at mac d's might be a nice strategy to avoid getting bored.

I made at 2nl more then what the top winners on 25nl make a month and close to what the top 50nl winners make. In total i won 2000Buy In's or 4000$ from players including the rake paid with the average stack at the tables being 2$ and got three royal flushes in the process.

If you have any questions i'll be checking the thread now and again to answer them.



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01-20-2011 , 07:50 PM
In before Jurassic Park jokes


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01-20-2011 , 07:51 PM
keep going try for sne

endgame is all that matters
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01-20-2011 , 07:52 PM
Neither impressive nor worth your time and effort.

Luckily for you the WoW droolers will love you for this.
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01-20-2011 , 07:52 PM
holy crap props.....First page in epic thread!
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01-20-2011 , 07:54 PM
cool story bro
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01-20-2011 , 07:54 PM
17days of play 14 days of sleep

Last edited by NiomNiomPokerChips; 01-20-2011 at 08:01 PM.
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01-20-2011 , 07:57 PM
wow.
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01-20-2011 , 07:58 PM
That video...

"Ground-breaking science"

lol
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01-20-2011 , 08:00 PM
haters gon' hate.

chiren ftw.
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01-20-2011 , 08:02 PM
Woow
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01-20-2011 , 08:03 PM
lol this is awesome
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01-20-2011 , 08:04 PM
Whats going on here

You people scared me


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01-20-2011 , 08:04 PM
Was it worth it, or do you feel like you just wasted 422 hours of your life?
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01-20-2011 , 08:05 PM
Please give me tips how to play profitable at nl2 no jokes i rly need help.. If you willing to help pm for email or skype or something. I only have a few questions ty Athene
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01-20-2011 , 08:06 PM
My name is Pablo and im from Argentina.

Sorry to dis dissapoint you, dude.
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01-20-2011 , 08:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FullyOnTilt
Neither impressive nor worth your time and effort.
Impressive, and worth it.

Good for you, Chiren.

Haters gonna hate.
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01-20-2011 , 08:09 PM
No matter how much people dislike the guy ... his intentions are good. This is just amazing and hopefully it will somehow help for the bigger cause.

Thank you !
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01-20-2011 , 08:13 PM
PS: You forgot to grow the biiird!!
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01-20-2011 , 08:13 PM
respect if u r rly doing it for the poker scene!
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01-20-2011 , 08:17 PM
Shouldn't you focus your efforts on making sure you can still play with americans before trying to convince the obama administration ? Belgians could use you in the legislation battle.

I like your post more then your video, I really hope your research is worth something because if it is just rechewed crap or just pure ********, your rep will be ruined. Did you work with anyone credible during your research?
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01-20-2011 , 08:18 PM
do it at 5nl next month
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01-20-2011 , 08:18 PM
Well done chiren.
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01-20-2011 , 08:20 PM
can't watch another nacissistic video of chiren without trolling so I'm not clicking the link and admit the whole thing is kinda impressive...
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